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Extended Epistemology

We called for a dynamic externalist epistemology from a computational intelligence perspective and a social theory perspective a decade ago — Stigmergic epistemology, stigmergic cognition and have been banging on about this via Stigmergy 3.0: From ants to economies and more recently Human-Human Stigmergy.   complexitycomputational intelligencedistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgesituated cognitionSocial Sciencesstigmergic cognitionstigmergic epistemology

Cognitive Autonomy and Methodological Individualism

Forthcoming from my chum and endorsed by none other than Barry Smith. Adam SmithAustrian SchoolCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexitydistributed cognitionenactivismFrancesco Di IorioHayekHermeneuticsholismmethodological individualismphenomenologyphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindphilosophy of social scienceSelf-organizationsituated cognitionsocial epistemologysocial ontologySocial SciencesSociologySpontaneous orderthe sensory order

Vernon Smith’s Foreward to Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith

Here is the opening paragraph to Vernon’s Foreward to Propriety and Prosperity. I would urge anyone interested in situated cognition to read his superb Rationality in Economics: Constructivist and Ecological Forms amazingly an unknown classic to those of an externalist non-Cartesian persuasion. Also worth a read is Vernon’s memoir. This book is a welcome addition to the resurgent scholarly and…

Cosmos + Taxis 2:1

The latest issue of C+T is now available. Austrian Schoolcomplexitycosmos & taxisdistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeemergent orderEpistemologysituated cognitionsocial epistemologySocial SciencesSpontaneous order


With the cessation of operations for the journal Studies in Emergent Order C+T have agreed to host and make available SIEO’s full back catalogue of papers comprising a Who’s Who of Austrians and their sympathizers. Austrian Schoolcomplexitydistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeEconomicsEmbodied cognitionFriedrich HayekPhilosophy of mindsituated cognitionsocial epistemologySocial SciencesSpontaneous order

Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith

Now that the ms has been shipped off to the publisher here is the finalized lineup: Foreword — Vernon Smith Adam Smith as a Scottish Philosopher — Gordon Graham Friendship in Commercial Society Revisited: Adam Smith on Commercial Friendship — Spyridon Tegos Adam Smith and French Political Economy: Parallels and Differences — Laurent Dobuzinskis Adam Smith: 18th Century…

Review of Franco-Marsh Companion

Review essay of A Companion to Michael Oakeshott CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL OAKESHOTT – AN INTERLUDE TO OAKESHOTT SCHOLARSHIP by Suvi Soininen Redescriptions: yearbook of political thought, conceptual history and feminist theory. 2012/2013, vol. 16, pp. 172-187 (in downloadable pdf) a companion to michael oakeshottaestheticsBritish IdealismConservatismConversationEpistemologyexperience and its modesHayekhistory of political thoughtLeslie MarshLiberalismMichael Oakeshotton human conductPaul Francophilosophical jurisprudencePhilosophy of…

Adam Smith @ Edinburgh’s Fringe

Adam Smith Le Grand Tour (H/T to Gavin Kennedy for this, who by the way is contributing to my edited Propriety and Prosperity). Adam Smithinvisible handLiberalismSocial SciencesSpontaneous orderTheory of Moral SentimentsWealth of Nations

Economics, cognitive science and social cognition

Here is the intro to Don’s paper: This essay concerns the role of economics in the interdisciplinary study of social cognition. Increasingly many economists believe that economics has such a role. Most who hold this opinion do so because they think that, to some extent, important parts of microeconomics should collapse into psychology. They think this…