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Social systems: complex adaptive loci of cognition

Recent working paper — Hayek even cited with some Austrians along with Edelman and Maturana and Varela. Cognitioncollective intentionalitycomplexitydistributed knowledgeDynamic systems theoryGerald Edelmanglobal brainHayekmaturanaNiklas LuhmannSimonsocial ontologySocially distributed cognitionthe sensory orderVarela

Hayek and the hermeneutics of mind

Recent article from Francesco Di Iorio in anticipation of his forthcoming book. CognitionenactivismFrancesco Di IorioFrancisco VarelaGadamerHayekHermeneuticsmaturanamethodological individualismPhilosophy of mindself-organizing mindsituated cognitionsocial epistemologysocial ontologySpontaneous orderthe sensory orderVerstehen

What Emily Dickinson Can Teach Neuroscience

This from Evan Thompson. As Evan points out the phrase “Wider than the Sky” was first brought to wider attention by Gerald Edelman which I originally read as supporting material for my work on Hayek’s The Sensory Order. Cognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceemily dickinsonEvan ThompsonExtended MindExternalismGerald EdelmanHayekneurosciencePhilosophy of mindPoetrythe sensory order

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

Bruce Caldwell on Hayek

The very excellent Bruce Caldwell (the general editor of The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek)  on Hayek — skip to 4 minutes in to avoid the preliminaries. At 59:40 The Sensory Order comes up. bruce caldwellFriedrich HayekHistory of Economic Thoughtthe sensory order

The consciousness myth

Nice paper from Galen Strawson. Hayek’s The Sensory Order (1952) is missing though (salient extract below). See also Hayek in Mind: Hayek’s Philosophical Psychology. Hayek’s discussion of the mind–body problem speaks directly to a topic that has dominated philosophy of mind for the past 35 years – qualia (quale for singular), a term of art that…