Blogs: Rationalité limitée & Irrational Fools

Although the interactions between philosophy and economics give rise to many academic works, it happens that researchers take on their personal time to tackle some topics in a freer way in the form of blog posts.  And it is precisely this informal tone which makes all the originality and the interest of these non academic contributions.

Two blogs seem to us especially deserving to be known and visited:

Rationalité limitée – Economie et philosophie

Rationalité limitée (what means “Bounded rationality”) is a French blog which is already more that five years old and of which the quality was never failed.  Cyril Hédoin, its main author, is Associate Professor in economics at the University of Reims (France) and his research topics are philosophy/methodology of economics, institutional economics and evolutionary economics. Among his recent publications one can mentioned:
– “Collective intentionality in economics: making Searle’s theory of institutional facts relevant for game theory”, Erasmus Journal for Economics and Philosophy, vol. 6/1 (2012), pp. 1-27 (available here).
– “Models in Economics Are Not (Always) Nomological Machines: A Pragmatic Approach to Economists’ Modeling Practices”, Philosophy of Social Sciences, forthcoming (abstract available here).
– “A Framework for Community-Based Salience: Common Knowledge, Common Understanding and Community Membership”, Economics and Philosophy, forthcoming.

Irrational Fools – A Philosophy and Economics Blog

Irrational Fools is a much more recent blog, since its first post date of February 2013. Its author, Julian Reiss is Professor of philosophy at Durham University (United-Kingdom). Although he signed all the posts so far, Julian Reiss plan to offer his blog columns to other contributors. Julian Reiss authored several books and a lot of articles, among the more recent, one can quoted:
Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction, New York, Routledge (2013) (of which we spoke here).
– “The Explanation Paradox Redux”, Journal of Economic Methodology, forthcoming.
– “Idealisation and the Aims of Economics: Three Cheers for Instrumentalism”, Economics and Philosophy, vol. 28/3, (2012), pp. 363-383 (available here).

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