The role of collectivity in knowledge-seeking activities has a long and well-documented history; in this classic, Surowiecki defends a positive role for crowd-produced knowledge, especially within economics and prediction science.
This collection of papers aims at providing a more complete understanding of skepticism's influence on western thought, and how it aroused adequate responses to the problem of knowledge.
How are western and eastern philosophical traditions intertwined? McEvilley answers to this question in depth: his chapters can be read as brief stories, but the length of the volume keeps the promise of dwelling into lots of historical, philosophical, philological and artistic details.
An economic sketch of Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling to answer a question that would move any reasonable human being: how do individual, free choices lead to aggregate behaviours that nobody wants?
The father of sociobiology puts together this easy-to-read methodological essay on the scientific method, pushing forward the unity of knowledge as one of the four cardinal principles of the scientific method.