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Smith on 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 work within situated circles, proponent or critic. Also worth a read is Vernon’s memoir. This book is a welcome addition to the resurgent scholarly…

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…

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

Galleys have now been generated for this collection. Here is the finalized table of contents. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ List of Figures Foreword by Vernon L. Smith Acknowledgements List of Contributors  List of Abbreviations 1: Introduction: Epistemology not Ideology: David F. Hardwick and Leslie Marsh Part I: Context 2: Adam Smith as a Scottish Philosopher: Gordon Graham 3: Friendship in…

Constructivist and Ecological Rationality in Economics

All those interested in extended mind/externalist/situated type thought should be aware of the field of Behavioral Economics (BE) in general and the work of Vernon Smith in particular. BE is a body of literature that was ploughing this trough some twenty years before the hypothesis of extended cognition took root in cognitive science. It is interesting…