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  1. Hayek's Epistemic Theory of Industrial Fluctuations.Scott Scheall - manuscript
    F.A. Hayek essentially quit economic theory and gave up the phenomena of industrial fluctuations as an explicit object of theoretical investigation following the publication of his last work in technical economics, 1941’s The Pure Theory of Capital. Nonetheless, several of Hayek’s more methodologically-oriented writings bear important implications for economic phenomena, especially those of industrial fluctuations. Decisions (usually, for Hayek, of a political nature) taken on the basis of a “pretence” of knowledge impede the operation of the price system’s belief-coordinating function (...)
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  2. The Invisible Hand in Medical Education.S. Gilbert - forthcoming - Bioethics Forum.
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  3. Tactics of Perseus: Tackling the Invisible Other.Kikuko Toyama - forthcoming - Filozofski Vestnik.
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  4. Regulating the Invisible Hand: A Contradiction?Stephen H. Unger - forthcoming - Ends and Means.
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  5. The Ideological Matrix of Science: Natural Selection and Immunity as Case Studies.Agustin Ostachuk - 2019 - Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 15 (1):182-213.
    The modern concept of ideology was established by the liberal politician and philosopher Destutt de Tracy, with the objective of creating an all-embracing and general science of ideas, which followed the sensualist and empiricist trend initiated by Locke that culminated in the positivism of Comte. Natural selection and immunity are two key concepts in the history of biology that were strongly based on the Malthusian concept of struggle for existence. This concept wrongly assumed that population grew faster than the means (...)
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  6. Robots and Us: Towards an Economics of the ‘Good Life’.C. W. M. Naastepad & Jesse M. Mulder - 2018 - Review of Social Economy:1-33.
    (Expected) adverse effects of the ‘ICT Revolution’ on work and opportunities for individuals to use and develop their capacities give a new impetus to the debate on the societal implications of technology and raise questions regarding the ‘responsibility’ of research and innovation (RRI) and the possibility of achieving ‘inclusive and sustainable society’. However, missing in this debate is an examination of a possible conflict between the quest for ‘inclusive and sustainable society’ and conventional economic principles guiding capital allocation (including the (...)
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  7. The Concept of Need in Adam Smith.Toru Yamamori - 2017 - Cambridge Journal of Economics 2 (41):327-347.
    There is no room for the concept of need in the prevailing neoclassical school of economics. Not so, however, in classical political economy. Through close analysis in this paper, I wish to trace the concept’s prominence in Adam Smith’s thought and to fine-tune its definitional aspects. The thrust of Smith’s argument is to delineate the mechanism via which the needs of the poorest in society are satisfied. Grounded in an understanding of need as limited and exhaustive rather than infinite, like (...)
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  8. Social Norms, The Invisible Hand, and the Law.Jonny Anomaly & Geoffrey Brennan - 2014 - University of Queensland Law Journal 33 (2).
  9. Mao's Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China.P. Link - 2014 - Common Knowledge 20 (1):138-139.
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  10. On the Emergence of Descriptive Norms.Ryan Muldoon, Chiara Lisciandra, Cristina Bicchieri, Stephan Hartmann & Jan Sprenger - 2014 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 13 (1):3-22.
    A descriptive norm is a behavioral rule that individuals follow when their empirical expectations of others following the same rule are met. We aim to provide an account of the emergence of descriptive norms by first looking at a simple case, that of the standing ovation. We examine the structure of a standing ovation, and show it can be generalized to describe the emergence of a wide range of descriptive norms.
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  11. Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a New Economics. By Kaushik Basu.Wladimir Andreff - 2013 - The European Legacy 18 (1):88-89.
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  12. 12 Invisible, Dispersed and Connected.Ruth Barcan - 2013 - In Geoffrey Samuel & Jay Johnston (eds.), Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West: Between Mind and Body. Routledge. pp. 8--224.
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  13. The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith.Christopher J. Berry, Maria Pia Paganelli & Craig Smith (eds.) - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    Preface Introduction Christopher J. Berry: Adam Smith: Outline of Life, Times, and Legacy Part One: Adam Smith: Heritage and Contemporaries 1: Nicholas Phillipson: Adam Smith: A Biographer's Reflections 2: Leonidas Montes: Newtonianism and Adam Smith 3: Dennis C. Rasmussen: Adam Smith and Rousseau: Enlightenment and counter-Enlightenment 4: Christopher J. Berry: Adam Smith and Early Modern Thought Part Two: Adam Smith on Language, Art and Culture 5: Catherine Labio: Adam Smith's Aesthetics 6: James Chandler: Adam Smith as Critic 7: Michael C. (...)
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  14. Bringing Forth That Which is Within: How an Invisible Hand Led Me to a Life That “Feels Like My Own”.S. J. Goerner - 2013 - World Futures 69 (4-6):345 - 358.
    (2013). Bringing Forth That Which is Within: How an Invisible Hand Led me to a Life That “Feels Like My Own”. World Futures: Vol. 69, The Complexity of Life and Lives of Complexity, pp. 345-358.
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  15. Invisible-Hand Explanations: From Blindness to Lack of We-Ness.Emma Tieffenbach - 2013 - Social Science Information 52 (3):450-470.
    The unintendedness of the phenomenon that is to be explained is a constraint visible in the various applications and clarifications of invisible-hand explanations. The article casts doubt on such a requirement and proposes a revised account. To have a role in an invisible-hand process, it is argued, agents may very well act with a view to contributing to the occurrence of the social outcome that is to be explained, provided they see what they do as an aggregation of their individual (...)
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  16. The Hesitant Hand. Taming Self-Interest in the History of Economic Ideas.Nicola Giocoli - 2012 - Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (4):451-457.
    Journal of Economic Methodology, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 451-457, December 2012.
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  17. Shaking an Invisible Hand.Carlo Jaeger - 2012 - Complexity Economics 1 (1):91-103.
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  18. The Invisible Children.Maureen Kelley - 2012 - Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 2 (2):E4-E6.
  19. Risk Management and the Responsible Corporation: How Sweeping the Invisible Hand?John R. Boatright - 2011 - Business and Society Review 116 (1):145-170.
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  20. Erasing the Invisible Hand: Essays on an Elusive and Misused Concept in Economics.Warren J. Samuels - 2011 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book examines the use, principally in economics, of the concept of the invisible hand, centering on Adam Smith. It interprets the concept as ideology, knowledge, and a linguistic phenomenon. It shows how the principal Chicago School interpretation misperceives and distorts what Smith believed on the economic role of government. The essays further show how Smith was silent as to his intended meaning, using the term to set minds at rest; how the claim that the invisible hand is the foundational (...)
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  21. Is Spontaneous Order a Value-Free Descriptive Methodological Tool?N. Emrah Aydinonat - 2010 - Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (4):448-452.
    Review of Adam Smith’s political philosophy: the invisible hand and spontaneous order, by Craig Smith, London: Routledge, 2006, i –vi þ 209 pp., US$147.29 (hardback), ISBN 978-0-415-36094-4.
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  22. Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a New Economics.Kaushik Basu - 2010 - Princeton University Press.
    One of the central tenets of mainstream economics is Adam Smith's proposition that, given certain conditions, self-interested behavior by individuals leads them to the social good, almost as if orchestrated by an invisible hand. This deep insight has, over the past two centuries, been taken out of context, contorted, and used as the cornerstone of free-market orthodoxy. In Beyond the Invisible Hand, Kaushik Basu argues that mainstream economics and its conservative popularizers have misrepresented Smith's insight and hampered our understanding of (...)
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  23. The Phenomenology of Economics: Life-World, Formalism, and the Invisible Hand.Till Düppe - 2010 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 3 (1):132-135.
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  24. The Invisible Hand in Economics: How Economists Explain Unintended Social Consequences , N. Emrah Aydinonat, Routledge, 2008, XVI + 258 Pages. [REVIEW]Anna Alexandrova - 2009 - Economics and Philosophy 25 (3):371-378.
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  25. N. Emrah Aydinonat's The Invisible Hand in Economics: How Economists Explain Unintended Social Consequences. London/New York: Routledge, 2008, 272 Pp. [REVIEW]Mark Blaug - 2009 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2 (1):123.
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  26. Intentions in Invisible-Hand Accounts.Aki Lehtinen - 2009 - Journal of Economic Methodology 16 (4):409-416.
    N. Emrah Aydinonat's account of the invisible-hand is analysed. One of the conditions for unintended social consequences is it requires that individuals' intentions are exclusively directed at the individual level. This condition is weakened in order to accommodate cases in which individuals may also aim at consequences at the social level but the model clearly depicts the invisible hand. Lehtinen's model of counterbalancing strategic votes is proposed as an example that satisfies Aydinonat's conditions, if they are modified as suggested.
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  27. The Invisible Hand in Economics: How Economists Explain Unintended Social Consequences.N. Emrah Aydinonat - 2008 - Routledge.
    Introduction -- Unintended consequences -- The origin of money -- Segregation -- The invisible hand -- The origin of money reconsidered -- Models and representation -- Game theory and conventions -- Conclusion.
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  28. The Invisible Hand: What Do We Know?Brigitte Falkenburg - 2008 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 96 (1):207-224.
    Adam Smith's metaphor of the "invisible hand" and its analogue in classical physics are investigated in detail. Smith's analogue was the mechanics of the solar system. What makes the analogy fail are not the idealisations in the caricature-like model of the rational economic man . The main problem rather is that the metaphor does not employ the correct analogue, which belongs to thermodynamics and statistics. In the simplest macro-economic model, the business cycle has the same formal structure as the heat (...)
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  29. Reviving the Invisible Hand: The Case for Classical Liberalism in the Twenty-First Century.Deepak Lal - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
    Reviving the Invisible Hand is an uncompromising call for a global return to a classical liberal economic order, free of interference from governments and international organizations. Arguing for a revival of the invisible hand of free international trade and global capital, eminent economist Deepak Lal vigorously defends the view that statist attempts to ameliorate the impact of markets threaten global economic progress and stability. And in an unusual move, he not only defends globalization economically, but also answers the cultural and (...)
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  30. Invisible Hand Arguments: Milton Friedman and Adam Smith.Alistair M. Macleod - 2007 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 5 (2):103-117.
    The version of the invisible hand argument in Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments differs in important respects from the version in The Wealth of Nations. Both are different, in turn, from the version invoked by Milton Friedman in Free to Choose. However, all three have a common structure. Attention to this structure can help sharpen our sense of their essential thrust by highlighting the questions (about the nature of economic motivation, the structure of markets, and conceptions of the public (...)
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  31. Własność to złudzenie.Tomasz Żuradzki - 2007 - Rzeczpospolita 12 (19).
    Własność prywatna nie jest żadnym naturalnym uprawnieniem, ale prawną konwencją zdefiniowaną przez system podatkowy. Stopień ingerencji w rzekomo naturalne prawo własności nie może być podstawą oceniania systemów podatkowych, bo sama własność jest wytworem takich systemów. Podatki nie odbierają nam własności, tylko umożliwiają jej istnienie.
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  32. The Invisible Hand? Wittgenstein and Judaism.John Milfull - 2006 - The European Legacy 11 (5):555-556.
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  33. Adam Smith's Political Philosophy: The Invisible Hand and Spontaneous Order.Craig Smith - 2006 - Routledge.
    When Adam Smith published his celebrated writings on economics and moral philosophy he famously referred to the operation of an invisible hand. Adam Smith's Political Philosophy makes visible the invisible hand by examining its significance in Smith's political philosophy and relating it to similar concepts used by other philosophers, revealing a distinctive approach to social theory that stresses the significance of the unintended consequences of human action. This book introduces greater conceptual clarity to the discussion of the invisible hand and (...)
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  34. Invisible People Suffer Most.Guy Harrison - 2005 - Free Inquiry 26:23-23.
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  35. JB Davis, The Theory of the Individual in Economics. Identity and Value. [REVIEW]Sergio Volodia Marcello Cremaschi - 2004 - History of Economic Ideas 12 (3):125-129.
    I argue that Adam Smith does more than providing an account of competitive behavior loosely linked to an underlying psychology since the joint between the complex psychology of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the invisible hand pages in The Wealth of Nations explains why some of the basest affections, greed and ambition, prevail over other tendencies in certain social groups, namely merchants and manufacturers, in a commercial and urban society.
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  36. From Invisible Hand to Moral Restraint: The Transformation of the Market Mechanism From Adam Smith to Thomas Robert Malthus.Shannon Stimson - 2004 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 2 (1):22-47.
  37. Reflection on Rules in Science: An Invisible-Hand Perspective.Thomas C. Leonard - 2002 - Journal of Economic Methodology 9 (2):141-168.
    Can successful science accommodate a realistic view of scientific motivation? The Received View in theory of science has a theory of scientific success but no theory of scientific motivation. Critical Science Studies has a theory of scientific motivation but denies any prospect for (epistemologically meaningful) scientific success. Neither can answer the question because both regard the question as immaterial. Arguing from the premise that an adequate theory of science needs both a theory of scientific motivation, and a theory of scientific (...)
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  38. Explanation and diagnosis in economics.Daniel Hausman - 2001 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 3:311-326.
  39. Displaying the Invisible: Volkskrankheiten on Exhibition in Imperial Germany.C. Brecht & S. Nikolow - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31 (4):511-530.
  40. Carl Menger's Theory of Invisible-Hand Explanations.Markus Haller - 2000 - Social Science Information 39 (4):529-565.
    Carl Menger's theory of invisible-hand explanations is rooted in his methodology of the social sciences. Contrary to his 18th-century Scottish forerunners he explains both the emergence and the persistence of unplanned social institutions exclusively by the individual pursuit of perceived self-interest. Contrary to Hayek's evolutionary functionalism, Menger's theory is not confined to the explanation of efficient or beneficial institutions. And contrary to Buchanan and Vanberg's constitutional contractualism, it does not require that people form stable preferences over rules.
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  41. Invisible Hands and the Success of Science.K. Brad Wray - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (1):163-175.
    David Hull accounts for the success of science in terms of an invisible hand mechanism, arguing that it is difficult to reconcile scientists' self-interestedness or their desire for recognition with traditional philosophical explanations for the success of science. I argue that we have less reason to invoke an invisible hand mechanism to explain the success of science than Hull implies, and that many of the practices and institutions constitutive of science are intentionally designed by scientists with an eye to realizing (...)
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  42. The Invisible Hand and the Cunning of Reason.Ullmann-Margalit Edna - 1997 - Social Research 58:429-454.
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  43. What’s Wrong with Invisible-Hand Explanations?David L. Hull - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (4):126.
    An invisible hand seems to play an important role in science. In this paper I set out the general structure of invisible-hand explanations, counter some objections that have been raised to them, and detail the role that they play in science. The most important issue is the character of the mechanisms that are supposed to bring about invisible-hand effects.
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  44. SUPPORT and the Invisible Family.John Hardwig - 1995 - Hastings Center Report 25 (6):23-25.
  45. The Invisible Hand and Science.Petri Ylikoski - 1995 - Science Studies 8 (2):32-43.
    In this paper I will discuss the idea of the invisible hand in the connection of its recent use in the philosophy of science. It has been invoked by some philosophers of science with a naturalistic bent as a part of their account of science. Some have made explicit references to the idea (Hull, 1988a) and others have only presupposed it (Giere, 1988; Goldman, 1991; Kitcher, 1993). I will argue that there are some problematic features in the way the idea (...)
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  46. La Réunion Invisible.Michel Gheude - 1994 - Hermes 13:275.
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  47. Die “Invisible Hand” der Moral.”.A. Nassehi - 1994 - Ethik Und Sozialwissenschaften 5 (1):53-55.
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  48. Hands Invisible and Intangible.Geoffrey Brennan & Philip Pettit - 1993 - Synthese 94 (2):191 - 225.
    The notion of a spontaneous social order, an order in human affairs which operates without the intervention of any directly ordering mind, has a natural fascination for social and political theorists. This paper provides a taxonomy under which there are two broadly contrasting sorts of spontaneous social order. One is the familiar invisible hand; the other is an arrangement that we describe as the intangible hand. The paper is designed to serve two main purposes. First, to provide a pure account (...)
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  49. The Invisible Hand. Bruna Ingrao, Giorgio Israel.Edward J. Green - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (2):362-363.
  50. The Invisible Hand, Economic Equilibrium in the History of Science, Bruna Ingrao and Giorgio Israel. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991, 491 Pages. [REVIEW]Robert J. Leonard - 1993 - Economics and Philosophy 9 (1):178.
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