Models of Man: Social and Rational. Mathematical Essays on Rational Human Behavior in a Social Setting.

SIMON, Herbert A. [Alexander] (1916-2001):

Editorial: New York: John Wiley & Sons/ London: Chapman & Hall, 1957., 1957
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First Edition, first printing. xiv, 287 pp. Original cloth. Very Good+, in very good dust jacket. Herbert A. Simon: Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 1978, 'for his pioneering research into the decision-making process within economic organizations.' 'After completing his Ph.D., Simon taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His main field was still political science, but he spent much of his spare time learning physics and mathematics, and had also begun publishing in economics journals. In particular, Simon's participation in the seminars at the Cowles Commission proved useful for his intention to translate the central ideas in Administrative Behavior into economics. As he recalled, 'My first important movement from the recesses of outer space toward the sun was my association with the Cowles Commission, which was at the very center of the new postwar developments in mathematical economics and econometrics.' As a result, Simon early on learned about game theory, operations research, and statistical decision theory. Those influences are particularly clear in his collection Models of Man, published in 1957. . Simon used various tools, languages, and models to understand the same overall problem: human decision making. For example, in much of his work from the early 1950s, collected in the papers in Models of Man, Simon had used different mathematical approaches such as matrix theory and partial differential equations. In the course of using these mathematical tools, Simon found that they were unsatisfactory. They were not flexible enough to express the richness and the complexity that Simon saw as inherent in decision-making processes. But it was precisely this richness that he wanted to model. He turned to computer language because it proved useful for expressing the information processing activity that Simon saw as underlying decision making' (Biographical Memoir, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 147, No. 2, June 2003, pp. 195-6, 198). N° de ref. de la librería 16077

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Título: Models of Man: Social and Rational. ...

Editorial: New York: John Wiley & Sons/ London: Chapman & Hall, 1957.

Año de publicación: 1957

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

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Edición: 1st Edition

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