By Mie Augier, James G. March
Herbert Simon (1916-2001), during an extended and unique occupation within the social and behavioral sciences, made lasting contributions to many disciplines, together with economics, psychology, computing device technology, and synthetic intelligence. In 1978 he used to be provided the Nobel Prize in economics for his examine into the decision-making strategy inside of monetary agencies. His recognized ebook The Sciences of the Artificial addresses the consequences of the decision-making and problem-solving techniques for the social sciences.
This booklet (the identify is a edition at the identify of Simon's autobiography, Models of My Life) is a set of brief essays, all unique, through colleagues from many fields who felt Simon's impact and mourn his loss. blending memory and research, the ebook represents "a small acknowledgment of a giant debt."
Each of the greater than 40 participants was once requested to put in writing concerning the one paintings by means of Simon that she or he had stumbled on so much influential. The editors then grouped the essays into 4 sections: "Modeling Man," "Organizations and Administration," "Modeling Systems," and "Minds and Machines." The individuals contain such popular figures as Kenneth Arrow, William Baumol, William Cooper, Gerd Gigerenzer, Daniel Kahneman, David Klahr, Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Vernon Smith. even if they give thought to issues as disparate as "Is Bounded Rationality Unboundedly Rational?" and "Personal reminiscences from 15 Years of per 30 days Meetings," each one essay is a testomony to the legacy of Herbert Simon -- to determine the solidarity instead of the divergences between disciplines.