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Heuristics in Organizations and Society

The Herbert Simon Society has just announced a call for papers though this doesn’t seem to be reflected on their website yet. Behavioral economicsCognitive sciencecomplexityHerbert Simonheuristicsorganization theoryPhilosophy of mindphilosophy of social sciencerationality

Robert Musil on stupidity

A recent freely available article by sociologist Bo Isenberg entitled “A modern calamity – Robert Musil on stupidity” in Journal of Classical Sociology. This voluntary subordination might be dispassionate or fanatical and relates to not only collective ideologies, nationalism and totalitarianism but also excessive rationalism. To Musil, nationalism and totalitarianism are manifestations of the most treacherous forms…

Hayek’s Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason

Now available from Liberty Fund. Bargain! Hayek did publish all the works found in this volume, but they had never been gathered in a single work as he originally conceived. Editor Bruce Caldwell has provided translations where they were absent and has revised and corrected the text, and his introduction tells “the story of Hayek’s…