María G. Navarro

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Poor People of the World Unite! Poverty and the Future of Research in Heuristics

In Abhijit V. Banerjee, Daniel Goldstein, Esther Duflo, Gerd Gigerenzer, J. Francisco Álvarez, Javier Echeverría, Laura Cabrera, Social Epistemology, Steve Fuller, Thomas Sturm on 20 January, 2014 at 16:27

Some months ago, Laura Cabrera wrote ‘Visioneering and Our Common Future’ a post that many artists and intellectuals of the late 19th and early 20th centuries would have supported as a manifesto that could inspire social movements and establish new ways of understanding political action. Cabrera was warning us: if academics do not intervene in more actively shaping the future, then the future will respond to a very limited set of visions. Read the rest of this entry »

How to interpret collective aggregated judgments?

In Alan Garfinkel, Cognitive Biases, Lev Muchnik, Sean J. Taylor, Sinan Aral, Social Epistemology, Steve Fuller, The Nature of Reasoning on 20 December, 2013 at 17:00

Why is it important for us to be able to explain social laws and patterns? Perhaps the most basic answer is that we want to be able to explain social laws because, ultimately, we can change them — Alan Garfinkel, Forms of Explanation (1981, 180)

Our digital society increasingly relies in the power of others’ aggregated judgments to make decisions. Questions as diverse as which film we will watch, what scientific news we will decide to read, which path we will follow to find a place, or what political candidate we will vote for are usually associated to a rating that influences our final decisions. Read the rest of this entry »