Publications

 

  • “Life as Algorithm,” Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature: Futures, Ed. by Jenny Andersson and Sarah Kemp, Oxford University press, final submission, Nov. 2018.


    Amadae, S.M., Raul Hakli and Pekka Mäkela, “Understanding Institutions without Collective Acceptance?,” Journal for the Philosophy of Social Science, Vol 48:6, Dec. 2018, 608-629.


    “Computable Rationality, NUTS, and the Nuclear Leviathan,” in The Decisionist Imagination:  Democracy, Sovereignty and Social Science in the 20th Century,” ed. by Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot  New York:  Bergahn Books, 2018.


    “Game Theory, Cheap Talk and Post-Truth Politics:  David Lewis vs. John Searle on Reasons for Truth-Telling,” Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, Vol. 48:3, 2018.


    “Perpetual Anarchy: From Economic Security to Financial Insecurity,” Finance and Society (2017), 3(2): 188-96.


    “Neoliberalism and Governmentality,” AUT AUT 376 (2017): 35-48.


    “Economic Imperialism Reconsidered,” in Scientific Imperialism: Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity, ed. by Uskali Mäki and Manuela Fernández Pinto.  New York, Routledge (2017), 140-160.


    “The Computability of Rational Choice,” What Robots Can and Should Do, Proceedings of Robo-Philosophy, IOS Press (2016).


    Amadae, S.M. and Daniel Lempert, “The Long Term Viability of Team Reasoning” Journal of Economic Methodology 22:4 (June, 2015).


    “Normativity and Instrumentalism in David Lewis’ Convention,” History of European Ideas, 37 (2011) 325–335.


    “James M. Buchanan, John Rawls, and Democratic Governance,” in Deliberative Democracy:  Theory and Practice, ed. Robert Cavalier (Pittsburg:  Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011), 31-52.


    “Neoclassical Economics,” Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell (2014), available online.


    “Wittgenstein on Counting in Political Economy,” Proceedings of 31st Annual Wittgenstein Symposium, (2008).


    “Utility, Universality, and Impartiality in Adam Smith’s Jurisprudence,” Adam Smith Review, 4 (2008).

    “Equilibrium,” “Impossibility Theorem,” “Pareto Optimality,” “Positive Political Theory, “Public Choice,” “Rational Choice Theory,” and “Social Choice,” Encyclopedia of Governance, ed. Mark W. Bevir (Sage Pub.), 2007.


    “Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem and the National Security State,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Part A, Dec. 2005, Vol. 36:4, 734-743.


    “Nietzsche’s Thirst For India:  Schopenhauerian, Brahmanist, and Buddhist Accents in Reflections on Truth, the Ascetic Ideal, and the Eternal Return,” Idealistic Studies, 2004, Vol. 34:3, 239-262.


    “Bargaining with the Devil:  Commentary on the Ostrom’s ‘Quest for Meaning in Public Choice,’” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2004, Vol. 63:1, 161-65.


    “Political Science,” Dictionary of American History, 3rd ed., ed. by Stanley I. Kutler (New York:  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003).


    “Positive Political Theory,” in Transforming Ideas, ed. by Robert Kraus and Charles E. Phelps (Rochester:  University of Rochester Press, 2000), 150-174.


    Amadae, S. M. and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, “The Rochester School: Origins of Positive Political Theory,” Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 2, 1999, 269-95.

  • Avin, Shahar and S.M.  Amadae, “Autonomy and Machine Learning as Risk Factors at the Interface of Nuclear Weapons, Computers and People,” SIPRI, in press, forthcoming 2019.
  • “Dialectical Libertarianism:  The Unintended Consequences of Both Ethics and Incentives Underlie Mutual Prosperity,” review essay on Deidre McCloskey’s Bourgeois Equality, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 2016, Vol. 9:2, 37-52.


    “Richard Tuck’s Free Riding,” Ethics, October, 2009, Vol. 119:1, 211-216.


    “Amartya Sen’s Rationality and Freedom,” Economics and Philosophy, October, 2004, Vol. 20:2, 381-389.
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    “From Homo Faber to Homo Digitus:  The Future of Work,” Origin Myths of Artificial Intelligence: Histories of Technology and Power, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge University, Nov. 30, 2018.


    “Nuclear Sovereignty and Jonathan Schell’s Legacy,” ISA, San Francisco, April 4, 2018.


    “Social Ontology vs. Francesco Guala on Institutions,” Searle Center for Social Ontology, Berkeley, CA, April 3 2018.


    “Wrestling MacLean,” PPE Workshop, George Mason University, Fairfax VA, March 22, 2018.


    “Eric Schliesser’s Adam Smith Systematic Philosopher & Public Thinker,” Central European University, Hungary, March 18, 2018.


    “MacLean’s Challenge to Public Choice:  Science or Ideology,” College of Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, March 3, 2018.


    “Nuclear Deterrence and Republicanism,” Sciences Po, Paris, January 25, 2018.


    “Prisoners of Reason,” Lancaster University, Politics, Philosophy & Religious Studies, January 24, 2018.


    ** “Fake News!!! Panel discussion of Prisoners of Reason,” TINT, University of Helsinki, Dec. 19, 2017.


    “Artificial Intelligence as First-Order Prosthetic: Implications for Art and Creativity,” Artificial Intelligence in Learning, Art and Society, Jyväskylä University, Finland, Dec. 15, 2017.


    ** “Mind Moves Matter,” Intelligence & the Mind, The Human Mind Project, London Dec. 11, 2017.


    ** ”Prisoners of Reason,” Hypernormal Hybrids, World Information Institute, Vienna, Nov. 10, 2017.


    “Worst-Case Planning,” Politisches Entscheiden im Kalten Krieg, Münster, Germany Sept. 28 2017.


    ** “Corporate Agency, IIT, and Military Command and Control:  Emergent Intelligence,” European Philosophy of Science Association, Exeter UK, Sept. 9, 2017.


    “Institutions as Shared Plans:  Practical Reasoning in I and We Modes,” ENSO Conference, Lund Sweden, Aug. 30, 2017, with Raul Hakli and Pekka Makela.

    ** “2007 Financial Collapse:  Imperfect Models or Imperfect Implementation,” Workshop on Capitalism, Technology & Scientism:  Threats to Democracy, Young Scholars’ Initiative, San Sebastian Spain, Aug. 27, 2017.


    “Neoliberal Democratic Theory,” The Making of Neoliberalism:  Historical and Social Science Perspectives, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, July 14, 2017.


    “The Nuclear Leviathan:  Revisiting the Nuclear Security Dilemma to Achieve Effective Common Action,” Science and Democracy Network Annual Meeting, Harvard Law School, June 29, 2017.

    “Examining Thomas C. Schelling’s Contributions to Nuclear Deterrence and Arms Control as Economic Problems,” History of Economics Conference, University of Toronto, June 25, 2017.


    “Game Theory, Cheap Talk, and Post-Truth Politics,” Foucault, Political Life and History Group, Birkbeck College, London, April 7, 2017.


    “Computable Rationality, NUTS, and the Nuclear Leviathan,” lecture series in Cybernetics and Society, CRASSH, Cambridge University, April 6, 2017.


    “Neoliberal Theories of Collective Action,” workshop on The History of Thinking about Artificial Intelligence,” Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Jesus College, Cambridge University, March 20 2017.


    “Deontology and Side Constraints:  Resisting the Reduction of the Constitutive to the Regulative,” John Searle Center for Social Ontology, Dept. of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, Feb. 15, 2017.


    ** “Neoliberalism, Austerity, and Post-Truth Politics:  A Postmortem Inquiry,” Annual Centre for Information and Bubble Studies Conference, University of Copenhagen, Feb. 9, 2017.


    ** “Big Picture II,” and “New Thinking, Deep Roots,” plenary panel, Young Scholars Initiative, Inst. for New Economic Thinking, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 20, 21, 2016.


    “The Computability of Rational Choice,” Dept. of Philosophy, University of Tampere, Finland, Oct. 6, 2016.


    “Nuclear Nightmares and Tenseless Decisions,” Workshop on Tenseless Decisions:  On Risk and the Unforeseeable in Decision Theory,” Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, Germany, June 3, 2016.


    “From the Panopticon to the Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Political Economy Research Centre, Goldsmith’s College, London, April 25, 2016.


    “The Neoliberal Governmentally of Rational Choice,” Foucault, Political Life and History Group, London School of Economics, April 22, 2016.


    “Rationality as Prediction:  Nuclear Nightmares, Absent Subjects, and the Social-Technological Imaginary of Algorithmic Governance,” International Conference on Prediction, Futurepol, SciencesPo and European Research Counsel, April 16, 2016.


    “Rational and Super-Rational Motives:  Meaning, Commitment, and Incentives,” Roundtable, Midwestern Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago,  April 8, 2016.


    “Reducing International Tensions through Treaties and Negotiation,” panelist, workshop on Reducing the Dangers of Nuclear War, held at MIT,  April 2, 2016.


    “Specifying a Political Theory of Neoliberalism,” Association of Political Theory, Boulder Colorado, October 24, 2015.


    “Nuclear Sovereignty,” International Research Workshop, Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, New York University, October 17, 2015.


    “Nuclearism:  How the Perceived Imperatives of Nuclear Security Policy Transformed US Sovereignty from either Isolationism or Liberalism into Hegemonic Stability and Escalation Dominance,” Dept. of  International Relations & Conflict and Security Research Group, Central European University, Budapest, October 14, 2015.


    “Does the Social Fit on a Single Scale?  The Violence of Commensurability,” Economizing the Social Since the 1970s, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, New School for Social Research, New York, June 6, 2015.


    “Arrow, Nash, Sen and the Political Economy of Coercive Bargaining:  Reconsidering Non-Domination and Sen's Paretian Liberal,” Workshop on Choice, Theory, and Politics,” Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium, May 19, 2015.


    “Classical Liberalism Versus Neoliberalism,” Lecture Series, The Smith Center, College of Business and Economics, California State University, Hayward, CA, May 13, 2015.


    ** “Inventing the Neoliberal Subject:  Nuclear Deterrence, Game Theory, and Neoliberal Political Economy,”  The Agony of Choice:  The Social Conditions and Consequences of Rational Decision-Making, International Workshop at the Carl von Ossietzky, University of Oldenburg, Germany, May 22-23, 2014.


    “Prisoners of Reason: Game Theory, Deterrence, and Neoliberal Sovereignty,” Decisionism Then and Now,  International Workshop, European Research Counsel Project HIPODEMA, “A History of Political Decision Making in the 20th Century,” CNRS Paris Campus, May 20, 2014.


    “Nuclearizing Sovereignty,” Program on Future Pol, Sciences Po, Paris, May 19, 2014


    “Materializing the Neoliberal Subject:  Game Theory and the Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Rational Choice Liberalism and the Cultivation of Subjectivity (co-organizer of panel), Western Political Science Association,  April 20, 2014.

    “Not so Fast Libertarian Paternalism:  Sen, Nash,  Arrow on Collective Choice,” Center for the Philosophy of Freedom,  University of Arizona,  April 17, 2014.


    “Imagining the Neoliberal Subject: Nuclear Deterrence and the Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Science,Technology, and Society Circle, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Dec., 2013.


    “Taking the US from MAD to NUTS:  James R. Schlesinger’s Role in President Carter’s Strategic Policy,”  History of Science Society Meetings, Boston, Nov., 2013.


    “Modern Political Economy: Commentary,” New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy, Harvard Business School, Nov. 2013.


    “Enacting the Neoliberal Subject: Nuclear Deterrence, Game Theory and the Demise of Classical No- Harm Liberalism,“ Dept. of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Oct. 2013.


    “Rethinking Cold War Political Theory:  From Liberalism to Neoliberalism,” American Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago, Sept., 2013


    “Taking the US from MAD to NUTS,” International Conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, May-June, 2013.


    “Game Theory, Rational Deterrence, and Rational Choice Sustain Offensive Realism in International Relations,” International Research Workshop, Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, New York University, May, 2013.

    “Rational Choice and Modernism,”Conference on Modernism and the Social Sciences:  Anglo-American Exchanges, University of California, Berkeley, May, 2013.


    “Inventing the Neoliberal Self,” Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, March, 2013.


    “Deriving an ‘Ought’ from an ‘Isn’t: Pitfalls in Social Modeling,” Political Economy Workshop, Department of Government, Harvard University, February, 2013.


    “Taking the US from MAD to NUTS:  Nuclear Policy Science and President Carter’s Strategic Dilemma,” Incubator Series, History of Science, Harvard University, December, 2012.


    “Experts and Policy:  Qualification, Categorization, and Field Creation,” Social Science History Association, November, 2012.


    “Roundtable:  Neoliberalism and its Discontents,” Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, April 2012.


    Game Theory's Philosophy of Value: Can choice be free when money is used to measure all value?”, The Invention of Choice: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on Markets, Democracy and Power, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, January 2012.


    Living in a MAD World: Cold War Ontological Insecurity and the Prisoner’s Dilemma”, History of Economic Society, University of Notre Dame, June 2011.


    “Neoliberalism or the American Dream”, Midwestern Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago, March 2011.

    “Nash vs. Arrow and Sen:  How the Nash Program Unifies the Social Sciences by Recourse to Objective Needs,” CUNY, Nov. 2009.


    “Rationalizing Hegemony,” Office for the History of Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, Sept. 2009.


    “Deriving and ‘Ought’ from an ‘Isn’t,’” Midwestern Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago, March 2009.


    “Prisoner’s Dilemma vs. Stag Hunt Contractarianism,” Seminar in Logic and Games, CUNY, Nov. 2008.


    “From the Panopticon to the Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Society for Social Studies of Science Meetings, Rotterdam, Aug., 2008.


    “Wittgenstein on Counting in Political Economy,” 31st International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, Aug. 2008.


    “Cold War, Nuclear Brinkmanship, and their Prisoner’s Dilemma Legacy,” Political Science Department, Central European University, March, 2008.


    “The Prisoner’s Dilemma:  Normalizing a Post-Modern Political Economy of Exchange?”, History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Nov. 2007.


    “Assessing Broadie, Shaver, Lieberman, Sen and Rothschild on Adam Smith,” Adam Smith Roundtable, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, August, 2007.

    “Historicizing Rational Choice Theory:  Pareto Optimality and the Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Philosophy Department, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2006.

    “Does Might Make Right?:  Implications of a Rational Choice Approach to Political Theory,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, August 2006.


    “From the Panopticon to the Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersberg, Russian Federation, May, 2006.


    “Virginia Public Choice, John Rawls’ Theory of Justice, and Neoliberalism,” Conference on Neoconservatism, International Center for Graduate Studies, New York University, April 2005.


    “Does Might Make Right?  Examining the Arguments for Consent and Political Legitimacy Despite the Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Dept. of Political Science, New School University,  April 2005.


    “If there is No Scarcity, Why Isn’t there Enough to Go Around?,” Department of Economics, New School University, March 2005.


    “Did the Victim Compensation Fund Allocate Resources Fairly?,” Department of Politics, New York University, February 2005.


    “Preferences, Identity, and Fairness:  Reassessing the Contributions of Rational Choice Theory to Questions of Social Order,” Political Science Dept., UC Irvine, January 2005.


    “Cold War Social Science:  Reworking the Enlightenment Project to Nullify Marxism,” History of Science “Atomic Sciences” Workshop, Princeton University, November, 2004.


    “Rational Choice Liberalism,” Department of Government Political Theory Colloquium, Harvard University, September, 2004.


    “Rational Choice as Non-Instrumental Reasoning:  The Collapse of Purposive Rationality Arguments for Capitalism,” University of British Columbia, Philosophy Department, February, 2004.


    “Rational Choice Theory and the Cold War Victory of Capitalist Democracy over Communism,” American Political Science Association Meetings, August, 2003.


    “In Search of Asian Values:  Does Singapore Defy or Integrate with Western Liberalism?,” East-West Center, May, 2002.


    “Instrumental Reasoning in Kant, Marginalist Economics, and Rational Choice Theory,” Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science,” February, 2002.


    “The Development of the Neo-Liberal Self,” Allied Social Science Associations Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January, 2002.


    “Rational Choice Theory and Globalization,” London School of Economics, Department of Philosophy, Cumberland Lodge, November, 2001.


    “Rational Choice Theory and the Philosophy of Minds:  Social Choice and Individual Values,” Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University, May, 2001.


    Discussant of paper by Vincent and Elinor Ostrom, conference honoring James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, May, 2000.


    “Hannah Arendt and Ayn Rand:  Women as Public Intellectuals,” conference at University of California, Berkeley, October, 1999.


    “Policy Science, Decision Technologies, and Rational Choice Theory:  A Transformation in the Language and Practice of Democracy,” Stanford University, Political Science Department, February, 1999.

    “From Deweyan Public Sphere Democracy to Arrovian Market Democracy,” History of Science Society Meetings, Kansas City, October, 1998.


    “William H. Riker’s Making of a Legacy,” University of Rochester Political Science Department, April 1998.