Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science
This is the first cross-over book in the history of science written by an historian of economics, combining a number of disciplinary and stylistic orientations. In it Philip Mirowshki shows how what is conventionally thought to be "history of technology" can be integrated with the history of economic ideas. His analysis combines Cold War history with the history of the postwar economics profession in America and later elsewhere, revealing that the Pax Americana had much to do with the content of such abstruse and formal doctrines such as linear programming and game theory. He links the literature on "cyborg science" found in science studies to economics, an element missing in the literature to date. Mirowski further calls into question the idea that economics has been immune to postmodern currents found in the larger culture, arguing that neoclassical economics has surreptitiously participated in the desconstruction of the integral "Self." Finally, he argues for a different style of economics, an alliance of computational and institutional themes, and challenges the widespread impression that there is nothing else besides American neoclassical economic theory left standing after the demise of Marxism. Philip Mirowski is Carl Koch Professor of Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame. He teaches in both the economics and science studies communities and has written frequently for academic journals. He is also the author of More Heat than Light (Cambridge, 1992) and editor of Natural Images in Economics (Cambridge, 1994) and Science Bought and Sold (University of Chicago, 2001).
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ROOMS WITH A VIEW
WHERE THE CYBORGS ARE
THE NATURAL SCIENCES AND THE HISTORY OF ECONOMICS
ANATOMY OF A CYBORG
ATTACK OF THE CYBORGS
THE NEW AUTOMATON THEATRE
SOME CYBORG GENEALOGIES OR HOW THE DEMON GOT ITS BOTS
GETTING IN LINE WITH THE PROGRAM
COWLES UNREPENTANT UNRECURSIVE AND UNRECUSANT
ON THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF A DEMOCRATIC COMPUTER
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
GAME THEORY AT RAND
THE HIGH COST OF INFORMATION IN POSTWAR NEOCLASSICAL THEORY
RIGOR MORTIS IN THE FIRST CASUALTY OF WAR
DOES THE RATIONAL ACTOR COMPUTE?
THE LITTLE ENGINES THAT COULDVE
ADVENTURES OF A REDHOT DEMON
THE DEVIL THAT MADE US DO IT
THE ADVENT OF COMPLEXITY
JOHN VON NEUMANN AND THE CYBORG INCURSION INTO ECONOMICS
ECONOMICS AT ONE REMOVE
THE MILITARY THE SCIENTISTS AND THE REVISED RULES OF THE GAME
THE CYBORG CHARACTER OF SCIENCE MOBILIZATION IN WORLD WAR II
THE BALLAD OF HOTELLING AND SCHULTZ
SRG RAND RAD LAB
DO CYBORGS DREAM OF EFFICIENT MARKETS?
SIMULACRA VERSUS AUTOMATA
SHOWDOWN AT THE OR CORRAL
SEND IN THE CLONES
MACHINES WHO THINK VERSUS MACHINES THAT SELL
WHERE IS THE COMPUTER TAKING US?
FIVE ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS FOR THE FUTURE OF COMPUTATIONAL ECONOMICS
THE HAYEK HYPOTHESIS AND EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS
GODE AND SUNDER GO ROBOSHOPPING
CONTINGENCY IRONY AND COMPUTATION
DOUBLE AUCTION AND SEALED BID ENCODED ONTO AUTOMATA
SEALEDBID AUCTION WITH ACCUMULATION RULE
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