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  1. John B. Davis, Identity and Individual Economic Agents: A Narrative Approach.
    This paper offers an account of how individuals act as agents when we employ a narrative approach to explaining their personal identities. It applies Korsgaard's idea of a "reflective structure of consciousness" to provide foundations for a richer account of the individual economic agent, and uses this to explain and distinguish the concepts of personal identity, individual identity, and social identity. The paper argues that individuals' personal identities may be in conflict with their socially constructed individual identities. Individuals' social identities (...)
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  2. John B. Davis (forthcoming). The World in the Model and the Model in the World. Metascience:1-6.
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  3. John B. Davis (2013). Person-Centered Health Care: Capabilities and Identity. American Journal of Bioethics 13 (8):61-62.
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  4. John B. Davis (2013). Soros's Reflexivity Concept in a Complex World: Cauchy Distributions, Rational Expectations, and Rational Addiction. Journal of Economic Methodology 20 (4):368-376.
    George Soros makes an important analytical contribution to understanding the concept of reflexivity in social science by explaining reflexivity in terms of how his cognitive and manipulative causal functions are connected to one another by a pair of feedback loops (Soros, 2013). Fallibility, reflexivity and the human uncertainty principle. Here I put aside the issue of how the natural sciences and social sciences are related, an issue he discusses, and focus on how his thinking applies in economics. I argue that (...)
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  5. John B. Davis (2012). Introduction: Values and Justice. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (2):99 - 99.
  6. John B. Davis (2012). The Homo Economicus Conception of the Individual: An Ontological Approach. In Uskali Mäki, Dov M. Gabbay, Paul Thagard & John Woods (eds.), Philosophy of Economics. North Holland. 459.
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  7. John B. Davis (2012). The Idea of Public Reasoning. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (2):169 - 172.
    Journal of Economic Methodology, Volume 19, Issue 2, Page 169-172, June 2012.
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  8. John B. Davis (2011). Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being, George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton, Princeton University Press, Vi + 185 Pp. Economics and Philosophy 27 (03):331-338.
  9. John B. Davis & Wade Hands (2011). Introduction. Journal of Economic Methodology 18 (3):215-215.
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  10. John B. Davis (2010). Uncertainty and Identity: A Post Keynesian Approach. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 3 (1):33-49.
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  11. John B. Davis (2009). 35 Individualism. In Jan Peil & Irene van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Edward Elgar. 261.
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  12. John B. Davis (2007). Economic Theory and Cognitive Science, by Don Ross. MIT Press, 2005, 384 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 23 (2):245-252.
  13. John B. Davis (2007). The Turn in Economics and the Turn in Economic Methodology. Journal of Economic Methodology 14 (3):275-290.
  14. John B. Davis (2007). The Turn in Economics and the Turn in Economic Methodology: Past Chair Address: International Network for Economic Method Conference, Grinnell College, 22 June 2006. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology 14 (3):275-290.
    There is now considerable evidence that economics is undergoing significant change in which a collection of new research programs all at odds in important respects with standard neoclassical economics is increasingly dominating the economics research frontier (Davis 2006b). These new programs include game theory, evolutionary economics, behavioral economics, experimental economics, agent‐based complexity economics and neuroeconomics. All raise new issues for economics, and contest long‐held assumptions. Such a development, however, naturally raises questions about the nature and direction of economic methodology. Whereas (...)
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  15. John B. Davis & Robert McMaster (2007). The Individual in Mainstream Health Economics: A Case of Persona Non-Grata. [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis 15 (3):195-210.
    This paper is motivated by Davis’ [14] theory of the individual in economics. Davis’ analysis is applied to health economics, where the individual is conceived as a utility maximiser, although capable of regarding others’ welfare through interdependent utility functions. Nonetheless, this provides a restrictive and flawed account, engendering a narrow and abstract conception of care grounded in Paretian value and Cartesian analytical frames. Instead, a richer account of the socially embedded individual is advocated, which employs collective intentionality analysis. This provides (...)
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  16. John B. Davis (2006). Social Identity Strategies in Recent Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 13 (3):371-390.
    This paper reviews three distinct strategies in recent economics for using the concept of social identity in the explanation of individual behavior: Akerlof and Kranton's neoclassical approach, Sen's commitment approach and Kirman et al.'s complexity approach. The primary focus is the multiple selves problem and the difficulties associated with failing to explain social identity and personal identity together. The argument of the paper is that too narrow a scope for reflexivity in individual decision?making renders the problem intractable, but that enlarging (...)
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  17. John B. Davis (2006). 6 The Normative Significance of the Individual in Economics. In Betsy Jane Clary, Wilfred Dolfsma & Deborah M. Figart (eds.), Ethics and the Market: Insights From Social Economics. Routledge. 69.
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  18. John B. Davis (2005). Introduction. Journal of Economic Methodology 12 (3):361-361.
  19. John B. Davis (2004). 19 Collective Intentionality, Complex Economic Behavior, and Valuation. In John Bryan Davis & Alain Marciano (eds.), The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy. Edward Elgar Pub.. 386.
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  20. John B. Davis (2004). Economists' Dreams: Machine Dreams. Journal of Economic Methodology 11:483-488.
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  21. John B. Davis (2004). Introduction. Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (3):273-273.
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  22. John Bryan Davis & Alain Marciano (eds.) (2004). The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy. Edward Elgar Pub..
    Read this excellent collection of informative papers in the field to stimulate your ow the field and readers interested in the nature of the discipline of ...
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  23. John B. Davis & Matthias Klaes (2003). Reflexivity: Curse or Cure? Journal of Economic Methodology 10 (3):329-352.
    Reflexivity has been argued to be self?defeating and potentially devastating for the sociology of scientific knowledge. We first survey various meanings associated with the concept of reflexivity and then provide an interpretation of Velázquez's Las Meñinas to generate a three?part taxonomy of reflexivity, distinguishing between ?immanent?, ?epistemic? and ?transcendent? reflexivity. This provides the basis for engaging with reflexivity as a problem in the economic methodology literature, focusing on recent contributions to the topic by Hands, Sent, Mäki and Mirowski. Employment of (...)
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  24. John Bryan Davis (2003). The Theory of the Individual in Economics: Identity and Value. Routledge.
    The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart contain to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorize it. This superb book remedies this oversight. The new approach put forward by Davies is to pay more attention to what moral philosophy may offer us in the study of personal identity, self consciousness and will. This crosses the (...)
     
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  25. Jack Coulehan, John B. Davis, Joseph C. D’Oronzio, Steve Heilig, D. Micah Hester, Kenneth V. Iserson & Greg Loeben (2002). Bette Anton, MLS, is the Head Librarian of the Optometry Library/Health Sciences Information Service. This Library Serves the University of California at Berkeley–University of California at San Francisco Joint Medical Program and the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. Robert Baker, Ph. D., is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center For. [REVIEW] Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11:327-328.
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  26. John B. Davis (2002). A Marxist Influence on Wittgenstein Via Sraffa. In G. N. Kitching & Nigel Pleasants (eds.), Marx and Wittgenstein: Knowledge, Morality and Politics. Routledge. 35--131.
  27. John B. Davis (2002). Will Social Values Influence the Development of HMOs? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11 (04):418-421.
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  28. John B. Davis (2000). Conceptualising the Lack of Health Insurance Coverage. Health Care Analysis 8 (1):55-64.
    This paper examines the lack of health insurancecoverage in the US as a public policy issue. It first comparesthe problem of health insurance coverage to theproblem of unemployment to show that in terms of thenumbers of individuals affected lack of healthinsurance is a problem comparable in importance to theproblem of unemployment. Secondly, the paperdiscusses the methodology involved in measuring healthinsurance coverage, and argues that the current methodof estimation of the uninsured underestimates theextent that individuals go without health insurance. Third, the (...)
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  29. John B. Davis (1996). Value-Ladenness in Economics: Reply to Rosenbaum. Journal of Economic Methodology 3 (1):121-125.
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  30. John B. Davis (1995). Personal Identity and Standard Economic Theory. Journal of Economic Methodology 2 (1):35-52.
    This paper investigates the topic of personal identity in standard neoclassical theory. It looks first at the traditional utility theory of maximizing consumers and then at the extension of that analysis in the time-allocation-household-production model to see how relatively settled ontological commitments in the neoclassical research program undergo modification with its development. David Hume's skeptical treatment of personal identity is employed to assess the traditional view. The time-allocation model is shown to escape some of Hume's problems, but encounters difficulties of (...)
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  31. John Bryan Davis (1994). Keynes's Philosophical Development. Cambridge University Press.
    In this compelling book, John B. Davis examines the change and development in Keynes's philosophical thinking, from his earliest work through to The General Theory, arguing that Keynes came to believe himself mistaken about a number of his early philosophical concepts. The author begins by looking at the unpublished 'Apostles' papers, written under the influence of the philosopher G. E. Moore. These display the tensions in Keynes's early philosophical views, and outline his philosophical concepts of the time, including the concept (...)
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  32. John B. Davis (1990). Cooter and Rappoport on the Normative. Economics and Philosophy 6 (01):139-.
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  33. John B. Davis (1981). Metaphor. Philosophical Studies 28:259-265.
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  34. John B. Davis (1976). Cultures in Conflict. Philosophical Studies 25:296-299.
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