Leslie Marsh University of British Columbia
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  1. Leslie Marsh (forthcoming). Hayek and the “Use of Knowledge in Society”. In Byron Kaldis (ed.), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences.
    Encyclopedia entry: http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book234813#tabview=title.
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  2. Leslie Marsh (forthcoming). Mindscapes and Landscapes: Hayek and Simon on Cognitive Extension. In Roger Frantz & Robert Leeson (eds.), Hayek and Behavioral Economics. Palgrave.
    Hayek’s and Simon’s social externalism runs on a shared presupposition: mind is constrained in its computational capacity to detect, harvest, and assimilate “data” generated by the infinitely fine-grained and perpetually dynamic characteristic of experience in complex social environments. For Hayek, mind and sociality are co-evolved spontaneous orders, allowing little or no prospect of comprehensive explanation, trapped in a hermeneutically sealed, i.e. inescapably context bound, eco-system. For Simon, it is the simplicity of mind that is the bottleneck, overwhelmed by the ambient (...)
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  3. Leslie Marsh & Margery Doyle (forthcoming). Stigmergy 3.0: From Ants to Economies. Cognitive Systems Research.
  4. Leslie Marsh & Christian J. Onof (forthcoming). This is the Second Instalment of EPISTEME's Invitational Volume. We Would Like to Thank the Distinguished Writers Who so Kindly Agreed to Contribute an Article. A Special Thank You is in Order to Fred Schmitt Who, at Very Short Notice, Had to Assimilate the Papers That Comprise This Issue. [REVIEW] Episteme.
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  5. Leslie Marsh (2014). Special Issue of Cosmos + Taxis: Oakeshott. Cosmos + Taxis 1 (3).
  6. Leslie Marsh (2013). Review of Butterfly in the Typewriter. [REVIEW] Journal of Mind and Behavior 34 (3/4).
  7. Paul Franco & Leslie Marsh (eds.) (2012). A Companion to Michael Oakeshott. Penn State.
    Michael Oakeshott has long been recognized as one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century, but until now no single volume has been able to examine all the facets of his wide-ranging philosophy with sufficient depth, expertise, and authority. The essays collected here cover all aspects of Oakeshott’s thought, from his theory of knowledge and philosophies of history, religion, art, and education to his reflections on morality, politics, and law. The volume provides an authoritative and synoptic guide (...)
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  8. Leslie Marsh & David Hardwick (2012). Clash of the Titans: When the Market and Science Collide. In Roger Koppl & Steve Horwitz (eds.), Experts and Epistemic Monopolies.
    Purpose/problem statement – Two highly successful complex adaptive systems are the Market and Science, each with an inherent tendency toward epistemic imperialism. Of late, science, notably medical science, seems to have become functionally subservient to market imperatives. We offer a twofold Hayekian analysis: a justification of the multiplicity view of spontaneous orders and a critique of the libertarian justification of market prioricity. Methodology/approach – This chapter brings to light Hayekian continuities between diverse literatures – philosophical, epistemological, cognitive, and scientific. Findings (...)
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  9. Leslie Marsh & David Hardwick (2012). Philanthropic Institutional Design and the Welfare State. Conversations on Philanthropy.
    The topic of philanthropy has a great deal of philosophical interest because it exists at the nexus of issues surrounding distributive, remedial, and commutative justice, perennial issues in political philosophy (Ealy 2010, vi). It is perhaps because of this that, conceptually speaking, philanthropy seems to have a twilight existence, typically laboring under one of the most prevalent confusions—the synonymous usage of the terms “nonprofit” and “philanthropy” (McCully 2010). Yet, discussion of the philosophy of philanthropy is surprisingly neglected. The present discussion (...)
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  10. Leslie Marsh & David Hardwick (2012). Science, the Market and Iterative Knowledge. STUDIES IN EMERGENT ORDER 5:26-44.
    In a recent paper (Hardwick & Marsh, in press) we examine the recent tensions between the two broadly successful spontaneous orders, namely the Market and Science. We argued for an epistemic pluralism, the view that freedom and liberty (indeed the very concept of liberalism and civil society) exists at the nexus of a manifold of spontaneous forces, and that no single epistemic system should dominate. We also briefly introduced the concept of “iterative” knowledge to characterize the essentially dynamic nature of (...)
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  11. Leslie Marsh (ed.) (2011). Hayek in Mind: Hayek's Philosophical Psychology. Emerald.
    Hayek s philosophical psychology as set out in his The Sensory Order (1952) has, for the most part, been neglected. Despite being lauded by computer scientist grandee Frank Rosenblatt and by Nobel prize-winning biologist Gerald Edelman, cognitive scientists -- with a few exceptions -- have yet to discover Hayek s philosophical psychology. On the other hand, social theorists, Hayek s traditional disciplinary constituency, have only recently begun to take note and examine the importance of psychology in the complete Hayek corpus. (...)
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  12. Leslie Marsh (2011). SOCIALIZING THE MIND AND ‘‘COGNITIVIZING’’ SOCIALITY. In , Hayek in Mind: Hayek's Philosophical Psychology. Emerald.
    Hayek’s philosophical psychology as set out in his The Sensory Order (1952) has, for the most part, been neglected. Despite being lauded by computer scientist grandee Frank Rosenblatt and by Nobel prize-winning biologist Gerald Edelman, cognitive scientists -- with a few exceptions -- have yet to discover Hayek’s philosophical psychology. On the other hand, social theorists, Hayek’s traditional disciplinary constituency, have only recently begun to take note and examine the importance of psychology in the complete Hayek corpus. This volume brings (...)
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  13. Leslie Marsh (2010). Hayek: Cognitive Scientist Avant La Lettre. In William Butos, Roger Koppl & Steve Horwitz (eds.), Advances in Austrian Economics. Emerald.
    This paper conceives of Hayek’s overall project as presenting a theory of sociocognition, explication of which has a two-fold purpose: (1) to locate Hayek within the non-Cartesian tradition of cognitive science, and (2) to show how Hayek’s philosophical psychology infuses his social theory.
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  14. Leslie Marsh (2010). Introduction to Special Issue of Cognitive Systems Research - Extended Mind. Cognitive Systems Research.
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  15. Leslie Marsh (2010). Ryle and Oakeshott on the “Knowing-How/Knowing-That” Distinction. In Corey Abel (ed.), The Meanings of Michael Oakeshott's Conservatism.
    Gilbert Ryle’s “Knowing How/Knowing That” distinction gave crisparticulation to a long-standing epistemological concern that Michael Oakeshott had: that is,what is the epistemic status of the area that comprises our waking lives, the domain of practical reasoning, of which political practice, on Oakeshott’s account, is but one aspect. This concern is set against a much broader purview: that of the nature of rationality, or more accurately the social nature of rationality.
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  16. Leslie Marsh (2009). Introduction to Oakeshott Symposium. Zygon 44 (1):133-137.
    This paper introduces a symposium discussing Michael Oakeshott's understanding of the relationship of religion, science and politics. Essays by Elizabeth Corey, Timothy Fuller, Byron Kaldis, and Corey Abel are followed by a review of Corey's recent book by Efraim Podoksik.
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  17. Leslie Marsh (2009). Introduction to the Symposium. Zygon 44 (1):133-137.
    Symposium of Oakeshott on religion, science and politics.
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  18. Leslie Marsh (2009). Mindscapes and Landscapes: Exploring the Extended Mind. Zygon 44 (3):625-627.
    This brief article introduces a symposium discussing the extended mind thesis and its suggestive relation to religious thought. Essays by Mark Rowlands, Lynne Rudder Baker, Teed Rockwell, Joel Krueger, Leonard Angel, and Matthew Day present a variety of perspectives.
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  19. Leslie Marsh (2009). Reflecting on Michael Oakeshott. Zygon 44:47-51.
     
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  20. Leslie Marsh (2008). Introduction to the Special Issue “Perspectives on Social Cognition”. Marsh, Leslie (2008) Introduction to the Special Issue “Perspectives on Social Cognition”. [Journal (on-Line/Unpaginated)] (in Press).
    Introduction to the special issue “Perspectives on Social Cognition”.
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  21. Leslie Marsh (2008). Michael Wheeler: Reconstructing the Cognitive World: The Next Step. [REVIEW] Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7 (1):147-149.
    Review of: Michael Wheeler: Reconstructing the Cognitive World: The Next Step.
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  22. Leslie Marsh (2008). Perspectives on Social Cognition. Cognitive Systems Research 9 (1-2).
    No longer is sociality the preserve of the social sciences, or ‘‘culture’’ the preserve of the humanities or anthropology. By the same token, cognition is no longer the sole preserve of the cognitive sciences. Social cognition (SC) or, sociocognition if you like, is thus a kaleidoscope of research projects that has seen exponential growth over the past 30 or so years.
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  23. Leslie Marsh & Christian Onof (2008). Stigmergic Epistemology, Stigmergic Cognition. Cognitive Systems Research 9 (1-2).
    To know is to cognize, to cognize is to be a culturally bounded, rationality-bounded and environmentally located agent. Knowledge and cognition are thus dual aspects of human sociality. If social epistemology has the formation, acquisition, mediation, transmission and dissemination of knowledge in complex communities of knowers as its subject matter, then its third party character is essentially stigmergic. In its most generic formulation, stigmergy is the phenomenon of indirect communication mediated by modifications of the environment. Extending this notion one might (...)
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  24. Christian Onof & Leslie Marsh (2008). Introduction to the Special Issue “Perspectives on Social Cognition”. Cognitive Systems Research 9 (1-2).
    No longer is sociality the preserve of the social sciences, or ‘‘culture’’ the preserve of the humanities or anthropology. By the same token, cognition is no longer the sole preserve of the cognitive sciences. Social cognition (SC) or, sociocognition if you like, is thus a kaleidoscope of research projects that has seen exponential growth over the past 30 or so years.
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  25. Leslie Marsh (2007). Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. Journal of Mind and Behavior 24 (3-4):357-366.
    The thesis that Dennett argues for in Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon has a double aspect. First, religion being but one natural phenomenon among many should be subject to scientific investigation (p. 17). Resistance to this notion constitutes the first spell or taboo and is in complicity with the second “master” spell, that of the phenomenon of religion itself (pp. 18, 322).
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  26. Leslie Marsh (2007). Taking the Super Out of the Supernatural. Zygon 42 (2):356.
    Metaphysical dualities divorce humankind from its natural environment, dualities that can precipitate environmental disaster. Loyal Rue in Religion Is Not About God (2005) seeks to resolve the abstract modalities of religion and naturalism in a unified monistic ecocentric metaphysic characterized as religious naturalism. Rue puts forward proposals for a general naturalistic theory of religion, a theory that lays bare the structural and functional features of religious phenomena as the critical first step on the road to badly needed religion-science realignment. Only (...)
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  27. Leslie Marsh (2006). A History of Political Experience. [REVIEW] European Journal of Political Theory 5 (4):504-510.
    This book survives superficial but fails deeper scrutiny. A facile, undiscerning criticism of Lectures in the History of Political Thought (LHPT) is that on Oakeshott’s own account these are lectures on a non-subject: ‘I cannot detect anything which could properly correspond to the expression “the history of political thought”’ (p. 32). This is an entirely typical Oakeshottian swipe – elegant and oblique – at the title of the lecture course he inherited from Harold Laski. If title and quotation sit awkwardly (...)
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  28. Leslie Marsh (2006). Dewey: The First Ghost Buster? [REVIEW] Trends in Cognitive Science 10 (6):242-243.
    For Rockwell, the philosopher John Dewey should be the patron saint to the DEEDS strand of cognitive science albeit before the event.
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  29. Leslie Marsh (2006). Review of Dennett's Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. [REVIEW] Journal of Mind and Behavior 27 (3-4):357-366.
    The thesis that Dennett argues for in Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon has a double aspect. First, religion being but one natural phenomenon among many should be subject to scientific investigation. Resistance to this notion constitutes the first spell or taboo and is in complicity with the second “master” spell, that of the phenomenon of religion itself. Dennett’s tentative naturalistic recommendation is two-pronged: he primarily deploys an evolutionary biology perspective, and derivatively a highly suggestive appeal to memetics. (...)
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  30. Leslie Marsh (2006). Review of Rob Wilson's Boundaries of the Mind: The Individual in the Fragile Sciences: Cognition. [REVIEW] Philosophical Psychology 19 (4).
    Review of Rob Wilson’s Boundaries of the Mind: The Individual in the Fragile Sciences: Cognition.
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  31. Leslie Marsh (2006). Review of Teed Rockwell's Neither Brain nor Ghost: A Nondualist Alternative to the Mind-Brain Identity Theory. [REVIEW] [Journal (on-Line/Unpaginated)].
    Review of Teed Rockwell’s Neither Brain nor Ghost: A Nondualist Alternative to the Mind-Brain Identity Theory.
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  32. Leslie Marsh (2005). Constructivism and Relativism in Oakeshott. In Corey Abel & Timothy Fuller (eds.), In The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott. Imprint Academic.
    This paper highlights a troubling tension within the philosophy of Michael Oakeshott. The relativistic stance that informs his radical constructivism gives license to socio-political conclusions we know Oakeshott couldn’t possibly accept.
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  33. Leslie Marsh (2005). Review Essay: Dennett's Sweet Dreams Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness. Marsh, Leslie (2005) Review Essay.
    Review Essay: Dennett’s Sweet Dreams Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness.
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  34. Leslie Marsh (2005). Review Essay: Andy Clark's Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence_. [REVIEW] Cognitive Systems Research 6:405-409.
    The notion of the cyborg has exercised the popular imagination for almost two hundred years. In very general terms the idea that a living entity can be a hybrid of both organic matter and mechanical parts, and for all intents and purposes be seamlessly functional and self-regulating, was prefigured in literary works such as Shellys Frankenstein (1816/18) and Samuel Butlers Erewhon (1872). This notion of hybridism has been a staple theme of 20th century science fiction writing, television programmes and the (...)
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  35. Leslie Marsh & Christian Onof (eds.) (2005). Volume 1, Issue 3. Edinburgh University Press.
  36. Leslie Marsh (2004). Review of Efraim Podoksik: In Defence of Modernity: Vision and Philosophy in Michael Oakeshott. [REVIEW] Political Studies Review 2 (3):337-338.
  37. Leslie Marsh & Chris J. Onof (2004). Preface. Episteme 1 (3):161-161.
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  38. Leslie Marsh & Christian Onof (eds.) (2004). Volume 1, Issue 1. Edinburgh University Press.
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  39. Leslie Marsh & Christian Onof (eds.) (2004). Volume 1, Issue 2. Edinburgh University Press.
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  40. Leslie Marsh & Christian J. Onof (2004). Introduction. Episteme 1 (1):1.
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  41. Christian J. Onof & Leslie Marsh (2004). Preface. Episteme 1 (2):89-89.
  42. Leslie Marsh, Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence.
    The notion of the cyborg has exercised the popular imagination for almost two hundred years. In very general terms the idea that a living entity can be a hybrid of both organic matter and mechanical parts, and for all intents and purposes be seamlessly functional and self-regulating, as prefigured in literary works such as Shelly's Frankenstein (1816/18) and Samuel Butler's Erewhon (1872). This notion of hybridism has been a staple theme of 20th century science fiction writing, television programmes and the (...)
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  43. Leslie Marsh, Reconstructing the Cognitive World: The Next Step.
    Michael Wheeler is the latest in a new wave of philosophical theorists that fall within a loose coalition of anti-representationalism (or anti-Cartesianism): Dynamical - Embodied - Extended - Distributed - and Situated - theories of cognition (DEEDS an apt acronym).
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