Collective wisdom : principles and mechanisms / [edited by] Hélène Landemore, Jon Elster.

"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"--

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Landemore, Hélène, 1976- (Editor), Elster, Jon, 1940- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Online Access:CONNECT
Description
Summary:"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"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (422 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781139528290
1139528297
9780511846427
0511846428
9781139525909
1139525905