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  • Newton's lived in a culture, which began to call itself "modern." The 1680s Quarrel Between the Ancients and the Moderns framed his age of discovery.  Newton, Defoe, Smith, Mandeville and Franklin recognized emergent order as problem for the period's ...

  • Richard, using such terms as private, network, and benefits requires a close look. "The emergence of collective benefit from private acts, done without any intent to confer a benefit, was a hot topic for Isaac Newton's generations and those that followed." ...

  • Johnathan Sheehan and Dror Warhman's book,  Invisible Hands:  Self-organization and the Eighteenth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2015) covers the models of complex systems offered both Bernard Mandeville and Adam Smiths.  The emergence of collective ...

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    I encountered a similar challenge when looking for a shorter reading that could stand in for Sweetness and Power. When I co uldn't quite find that, I ended up having students read the following pages in that book: xv-xxvi, 3-8, 32-46, 147-150 . I ...

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    Hello, I was hoping to post my call for papers to the members forum for a panel I am putting together. Please post the message below, or let me know what I need to do if this is the wrong course of action to have it posted. (I clicked on the "Post ...

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