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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.