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  1. Jack Vromen (2012). Darwin's Conjecture: The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (1):77-81.
    Journal of Economic Methodology, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 77-81, March 2012.
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  2. Jack Vromen (2012). Foundations of Neuroeconomic Analysis, Paul W. Glimcher. Oxford University Press, 2010. Xix + 453 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 28 (1):108-113.
    Book Reviews Jack Vromen, Economics and Philosophy , FirstView Article.
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  3. Jack Vromen (2012). Finding the Right Levers: The Serious Side of 'Economics Made Fun'. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (3):199-217.
    The serious side of the Economics Made Fun genre stems from its mantra that people respond to incentives. As Levitt and Dubner put it, economists typically believe they can solve virtually all problems by designing a proper incentive scheme. What is not always sufficiently appreciated is that Levitt and Dubner argue that economists nowadays grant the existence of social and moral incentives, besides the standard economic ones. A glance at the relevant literature in academic economics confirms this. Although there is (...)
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  4. Jack Vromen (2011). 15 Heterogeneous Economic Evolution: A Different View on Darwinizing Evolutionary Economics. In J. B. Davis & D. W. Hands (eds.), Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology. Edward Elgar Publishers. 341.
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  5. Caterina Marchionni & Jack Vromen (2010). Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope? Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (2):103-106.
    (2010). ‘Neuroeconomics: hype or hope?’. Journal of Economic Methodology: Vol. 17, Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope?, pp. 103-106. doi: 10.1080/13501781003756667.
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  6. Jack Vromen (2010). On the Surprising Finding That Expected Utility is Literally Computed in the Brain. Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (1):17-36.
    Advocates of neuroeconomics sometimes argue that one of the most surprising findings in neuroeconomic studies is that expected utilities are literally computed in the brain. This claim is scrutinized closely in the paper. Not surprisingly, the tenability of the claim is shown to depend critically on what is meant by ?literal computation? and ?surprising?. It is argued that the findings do not show that expected utilities are literally computed, if by ?literal computation? we mean a particular kind of mental activity (...)
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  7. Jack Vromen (2010). Where Economics and Neuroscience Might Meet. Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (2):171-183.
    Contrary to what is claimed by Gul and Pesendorfer (2008), in this paper I argue that neuroscience and economics can meet in ways that speak to the interests of economists. As Bernheim (2009) argues, economists seem to be primarily interested in novel models that link ?traditional? environmental variables (such as prices and taxes) to choice behavior in a more accurate way than existing models. Neuroscience might be helpful here, since especially computational neuroscience is also in the business of mapping environmental (...)
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  8. Jack J. Vromen & Caterina Marchionni (2010). Introduction:'Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope?'. Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (2).
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  9. J. Vromen, Jack (2010). MICRO-Foundations in Strategic Management: Squaring Coleman's Diagram. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 73 (3):365 - 383.
    Abell, Felin and Foss argue that "macro-explanations" in strategic management, explanations in which organizational routines figure prominently and in which both the explanandum and explanans are at the macro-level, are necessarily incomplete. They take a diagram (which has the form of a trapezoid) from Coleman, Foundations of Social Theory, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge (Mass.)/London, (1990) to task to show that causal chains connecting two macro-phenomena always involve "macro-to-micro" and "micro-tomacro" links, links that macro-explanations allegedly fail to (...)
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  10. Jack J. Vromen (2009). The Booming Economics-Made-Fun Genre: More Than Having Fun, but Less Than Economics Imperialism. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2 (1):70-99.
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  11. Jack Vromen & Caterina Marchionni (2009). The Ultimate/Proximate Distinction in Recent Accounts of Human Cooperation. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 71 (1):87-117.
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  12. Jack J. Vromen (2007). Economics and Philosophy: The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics, Kurt Dopfer. Cambridge University Press, 2005, 577 +Xiii Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 23 (01):131-.
  13. Jack Vromen (2004). Conjectural Revisionary Economic Ontology: Outline of an Ambitious Research Agenda for Evolutionary Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (2):213-247.
    Although it is laudable that evolutionary economists have a greater concern for ontological issues than many of their brethren, considerations concerning ontology cannot play a decisive role in adjudicating theoretical disputes. Attempts to formulate an appropriate ontology for evolutionary economics, different from the one prevailing in standard economic theory, are better viewed as exercises in conjectural revisionary ontology. Ideally they offer useful heuristics for fruitful further theorizing. Furthermore, issues raised in connection with ontology that previously were treated as if they (...)
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  14. Jack Vromen (2003). Why the Economic Conception of Human Behaviour Might Lack a Biological Basis. Theoria 18 (3):297-323.
    In several recent papers Arthur Robson sketches evolutionary scenarios in order to explain why we humans evolved hard-wired utility functions and the capacity to choose flexibly on the basis of them. Thesescenarios are scrutinized minutely in the paper. It is pointed out that Robson ignores several relevant insightful ideas and distinctions that have surfaced in other contemporary evolutionary theorizing. A somewhat different picture of human behavior emerges once these ideas and distinctions are taken seriously.
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  15. Jack J. Vromen (2003). Collective Intentionality, Evolutionary Biology and Social Reality. Philosophical Explorations 6 (3):251-265.
    The paper aims to clarify and scrutinize Searle"s somewhat puzzling statement that collective intentionality is a biologically primitive phenomenon. It is argued that the statement is not only meant to bring out that "collective intentionality" is not further analyzable in terms of individual intentionality. It also is meant to convey that we have a biologically evolved innate capacity for collective intentionality.The paper points out that Searle"s dedication to a strong notion of collective intentionality considerably delimits the scope of his endeavor. (...)
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  16. Jack J. Vromen (2003). Collective Intentionality, Social Reality, and Evolutionary Biology. Philosophical Explorations 6 (3):251-64.
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  17. Martin van Hees & Jack Vromen (2002). De vele gedaantes van de rationele-keuzetheorie. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 94 (1).
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  18. Jack Vromen (2002). Een Vruchtbare Kruisbestuiving. Rationele-Keuzetheorie En Evolutie. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 94 (1).
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  19. Jack Vromen (2001). 11 Ontological Commitments of Evolutionary Economics. In Uskali Mäki (ed.), The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics. Cambridge University Press. 189.
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  20. Jack J. Vromen (1998). The Methodology of Macroeconomic Thought: A Conceptual Analysis of Schools in Economics, Sheila C. Dow. Edward Elgar, 1996, Xiv + 255 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 14 (01):157-.
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