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dc.contributor.authorHerrmann-Pillath, Carstenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-10T12:53:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-10T12:53:53Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-200910091024en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30172-
dc.description.abstractThe standard economic treatment of knowledge mixes a mentalist approach in game theory and an externalist approach in growth theory and related fields. This confusing state requires a philosophical clarification. I propose to start out from F.A von Hayek’s approach developed in his book on The Sensory Order. Hayek develops an externalist approach based on neuronal monism in which the category of mental states appears as an internal construct that fills the gap which results from the fundamental impossibility that any kind of neuronal system can fully explain itself. However, Hayek does not fully develop on the potential of his own approach, especially with reference to his companion concept of distributed knowledge. I propose to connect his line of thinking with modern externalist conceptions of the mind. By this line of thinking, I can provide a philosophical foundation for recent arguments against intellectual property rights which have been systematized by Boldrin and Levine. The notion of IPR is actually lacking an ontological reference, as it falsely assumes a reification and individualization of mental facts, which is impossible to maintain in a distributed knowledge framework.en_US
dc.language.isogeren_US
dc.publisherFrankfurt School of Finance & Management Frankfurt, M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series // Frankfurt School of Finance & Management 130en_US
dc.subject.jelB4en_US
dc.subject.jelD8en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDistributed knowledgeen_US
dc.subject.keywordexternalismen_US
dc.subject.keywordHayeken_US
dc.subject.keywordGödel theoremen_US
dc.subject.keywordintellectual property rightsen_US
dc.titleDimensionen des Wissens: ein kognitiv-evolutionärer Ansatz auf der Grundlage von F. A. von Hayeks Theorie der Sensory Orderen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn611757907en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fsfmwp:130-
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