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  1. Escape from Democracy: The Role Of Experts And The Public In Economic Policy.David M. Levy & Sandra J. Peart - 2017
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    Sympathy and approbation in Hume and Smith: A solution to the other rational species problem.David M. Levy & Sandra J. Peart - 2004 - Economics and Philosophy 20 (2):331-349.
    David Hume's sympathetic principle applies to physical equals. In his account, we sympathize with those like us. By contrast, Adam Smith's sympathetic principle induces equality. We consider Hume's “other rational species” problem to see whether Smith's wider sympathetic principle would alter Hume's conclusion that “superior” beings will enslave “inferior” beings. We show that Smith introduces the notion of “generosity,” which functions as if it were Hume's justice even when there is no possibility of contract.
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    The market for (ir)reproducible econometrics.Susan Feigenbaum & David M. Levy - 1993 - Social Epistemology 7 (3):215 – 232.
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    Bishop Berkeley Exorcises the Infinite: Fuzzy Consequences of Strict Finitism.David M. Levy - 1992 - Hume Studies 18 (2):511-536.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Bishop Berkeley Exorcises the Infinite: Fuzzy Consequences of Strict Finitism1 David M. Levy Introduction It all began simply enough when Molyneux asked the wonderful question whether a person born blind, now able to see, would recognize by sight what he knew by touch (Davis 1960). After George Berkeley elaborated an answer, that we learn to perceive by heuristics, the foundations ofcontemporarymathematics wereinruin. Contemporary mathematicians waved their hands and changed (...)
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    Bishop Berkeley Exorcises the Infinite: Fuzzy Consequences of Strict Finitism.David M. Levy - 1992 - Hume Studies 18 (2):511-536.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Bishop Berkeley Exorcises the Infinite: Fuzzy Consequences of Strict Finitism1 David M. Levy Introduction It all began simply enough when Molyneux asked the wonderful question whether a person born blind, now able to see, would recognize by sight what he knew by touch (Davis 1960). After George Berkeley elaborated an answer, that we learn to perceive by heuristics, the foundations ofcontemporarymathematics wereinruin. Contemporary mathematicians waved their hands and changed (...)
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    The Impossibility of a Complete Methodological Individualist: Reduction When Knowledge Is Imperfect.David M. Levy - 1985 - Economics and Philosophy 1 (1):101-108.
    F. A. Hayek is uniquely responsible for his fellow economists grasping the importance of the decentralization of knowledge: as Hayek shows in his pathbreaking “The Use of Knowledge in Society,” knowledge nowhere exists as a coherent whole and to pretend otherwise is a most serious error. Hayek also shares responsibility for the popularity of a strong form of the methodological individualist research program which asserts that since collectives as such have no impact on the choices of individuals, investigators ought to (...)
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    Response to the commentaries.Susan Feigenbaum & David M. Levy - 1993 - Social Epistemology 7 (3):286 – 292.
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    Adam Smith and the state! Language and reform.David M. Levy & Sandra I. Peart - 2013 - In Christopher J. Berry, Maria Pia Paganelli & Craig Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith. Oxford University Press. pp. 372.
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  9. "Magic Buffalo" and Berkeley's Theory of Vision: Learning in Society.David M. Levy - 1993 - Hume Studies 19 (1):223-226.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:"Magic Buffalo" and Berkeley's Theory ofVision: Learning in Society David M. Levy Introduction Berkeley's Theory of Vision contains the remarkable claim that the perception ofdistance is learned by experience. This thesis is rooted in Berkeley's doctrine that the physical basic of optical perception is angular. An impression of angle? impacts upon the optic nerve. The interpretative problem confronting an individual is that of reconstructing two pieces ofinformation, distance d (...)
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    Research bias: Some preliminary findings.Susan Feigenbaum & David M. Levy - 1996 - Knowledge, Technology & Policy 9 (2-3):135-142.
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  11. The market for (ir) reproducible results.Susan Feigenbaum & David M. Levy - 1993 - Social Epistemology 7 (3):215-232.
     
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    Documents and the search for stable ground.David M. Levy - 2003 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 14 (1):6-11.
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    Hanson's salvation by gambling.David M. Levy - 1995 - Social Epistemology 9 (1):39 – 40.
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    Information, silence, and sanctuary.David M. Levy - 2007 - Ethics and Information Technology 9 (4):233-236.
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    James Buchanan and the Return to an Economics of Natural Equals.David M. Levy & Sandra J. Peart - 2018 - In Richard E. Wagner (ed.), James M. Buchanan: A Theorist of Political Economy and Social Philosophy. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 693-712.
    James Buchanan often argued that fairness is an obligation toward our equals. If Adam Smith is our equal, then we are under obligation to try to understand him. We see this in Buchanan’s attempts to reformat political economy on the basis of natural equals, a world in which Smith’s street porter does indeed have the same capacity as the philosopher. This shows in Buchanan’s excitement over increasing returns models as well as John Rawls’ Theory of Justice both of which he (...)
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    Mindful tech: how to bring balance to our digital lives.David M. Levy - 2016 - New Haven: Yale University Press.
    From email to smart phones, and from social media to Google searches, digital technologies have transformed the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies have often led to information overload, stress, and distraction. David M. Levy, who has lived his life between the "fast world" of high tech and the "slow world" of contemplation, offers a welcome guide to being more relaxed, attentive, and emotionally balanced while online. In a series of exercises carefully designed (...)
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  17. No Title available: Reviews.David M. Levy - 1997 - Economics and Philosophy 13 (1):134-139.
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    Stigler's Revival Of Mandevelle: A "Mistake" Free Theory Of Society.David M. Levy - 1995 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 6 (4):655-668.
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    Stigler's Revival of Mandeville: A "Mistake" Free Theory of Society.David M. Levy - 1995 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 6 (4):655-668.
    George Stigler défendit deux revendications importantes. 1) Ce que disent les gens à propos des choix n’a pas d’importance. 2) Toutes les institutions sociales sont efficientes à long terme. Je démontre que la seconde proposition découle d’une considération pour la rationalité économique à laquelle s’ajoute une préférence nulle pour le temps.Il est important de constater que la désapprobation d’une préférence positive pour le temps est un aspect de la moralité traditionnelle. Cela suggère que la seconde revendication de Stigler est tributaire (...)
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    Towards an Economics of Natural Equals: A Documentary History of the Early Virginia School.David M. Levy & Sandra J. Peart - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Virginia School's economics of natural equals makes consent critical for policy. Democracy is understood as government by discussion, not majority rule. The claim of efficiency unsupported by consent, as common in orthodox economics, appeals to social hierarchy. Politics becomes an act of exchange among equals where the economist is only entitled to offer advice to citizens, not to dictators. The foundation of natural equality and consent explains the common themes of James Buchanan and John Rawls as well as Ronald (...)
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  21. The Premature Death of Path Dependence.David M. Levy - forthcoming - Complexity.
     
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    The resistant behavior of infants and children. II.David M. Levy & Simon H. Tulchin - 1925 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 8 (3):209.
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    Valuing (and teaching) the past.Sandra J. Peart & David M. Levy - manuscript
    There is a difference between the private and social cost of preserving the past. While it may be privately rational to forget the past, the social cost is significant: we fail to see that Classical political economy is a polemic against racism. The past is a rich source of surprises and debates, and resources on the Web are uniquely suited to teaching such wide-ranging debates. Our ASecret History of the Dismal Science on the web, provides a rich series of windows (...)
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  24. No time to think: Reflections on information technology and contemplative scholarship. [REVIEW]David M. Levy - 2007 - Ethics and Information Technology 9 (4):237-249.
    This paper argues that the accelerating pace of life is reducing the time for thoughtful reflection, and in particular for contemplative scholarship, within the academy. It notes that the loss of time to think is occurring at exactly the moment when scholars, educators, and students have gained access to digital tools of great value to scholarship. It goes on to explore how and why both of these facts might be true, what it says about the nature of scholarship, and what (...)
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  25. The Idea of Luxury: A Conceptual and Historical Investigation, Christopher J. Berry. Cambridge University Press, 1994, xiv+ 271 pages. [REVIEW]David M. Levy - 1997 - Economics and Philosophy 13 (1):134-.