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Title Collective wisdom : principles and mechanisms / edited by Hélène Landemore, Jon Elster
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  302.3 C6859 2012    AVAILABLE  -  30500101455221
 人文社會聯圖  HM746 .C654 2012    DUE 05-02-22    30660020099789
Descript x, 409 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "James Madison wrote, 'Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.' The contributors to this volume discuss and for the most part challenge this claim by asking whether many minds can be wiser than one"-- Provided by publisher
"James Madison wrote, ,źHad every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.,Ź The contributors to this volume discuss and for the most part challenge this claim by considering conditions under which many minds can be wiser than one. With backgrounds in economics, cognitive science, political science, law, and history, the authors consider information markets, the Internet, jury debates, democratic deliberation, and the use of diversity as mechanisms for improving collective decisions. At the same time, they consider voter irrationality and paradoxes of aggregation as possibly undermining the wisdom of groups. Implicitly or explicitly, the volume also offers guidance and warnings to institutional designers"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Collective wisdom: old and new / Hélène Landemore -- 1. Prediction markets: trading uncertainty for collective wisdom / Emile Servan-Schreiber -- 2. Designing wisdom through the web: reputation and the passion of ranking / Gloria Origgi -- 3. Some microfoundations of collective wisdom / Lu Hong and Scott E. Page -- 4. What has collective wisdom to do with wisdom? / Daniel Andler -- 5. Legislation, planning, and deliberation / John Ferejohn -- 6. Epistemic democracy in classical athens: sophistication, diversity, and innovation / Josiah Ober -- 7. The optimal design of a constituent assembly / Jon Elster -- 8. Reasons and preferences in medicine evaluation committees / Philippe Urfalino -- 9. . Collective wisdom: lessons from the theory of judgment aggregation / Christian List -- 10. Democracy counts: should rulers be numerous? / David Estlund -- 11. Democratic reason: the mechanisms of collective intelligence in politics / Hélène Landemore -- 12. Rational ignorance and beyond / Gerry Mackie -- 13. The myth of the rational voter and political theory / Bryan Caplan -- 14. Collective wisdom and institutional design / Adrian Vermeule -- 15. Reasoning as a social competence / Dan Sperber and Hugo Mercier -- Conclusion / Jon Elster
Subject Group decision making
Social choice
Alt Author Landemore, Hélène, 1976-
Elster, Jon, 1940-
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