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Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge



The rise of the “information society” offers not only considerable peril but also great promise. Beset from all sides by a never-ending barrage of media, how can we ensure that the most accurate information emerges and is heeded? In this book, Cass R. Sunstein develops a deeply optimistic understanding of the human potential to pool information, and to use that knowledge to improve our lives. In an age of information overload, it is easy to fall back on our own prejudices and insulate…


Infotopia

Pub Date : 2006-08-24 | Author : Cass R. Sunstein | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 0199740976
ISBN 13 : 9780199740970

The rise of the "information society" offers not only considerable peril but also great promise. Beset from all sides by a never-ending barrage of media, how can we ensure that the..


Betraying Spinoza

Pub Date : 2009-01-16 | Author : Rebecca Goldstein | Publisher : Schocken

ISBN 10 : 030751417X
ISBN 13 : 9780307514172

Part of the Jewish Encounter series In 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in J..


A Constitution Of Many Minds

Pub Date : 2009-01-19 | Author : Cass R. Sunstein | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400829927
ISBN 13 : 1400829925

The future of the U.S. Supreme Court hangs in the balance like never before. Will conservatives or liberals succeed in remaking the court in their own image? In A Constitution of M..


Choosing Not To Choose

Pub Date : 2015 | Author : Cass R. Sunstein | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780190231699
ISBN 13 : 0190231696

This is among the most significant ways in which they effect social change, yet we are just beginning to understand the power and impact of default rules. Many central questions re..


Social Sensing

Pub Date : 2015-04-17 | Author : Dong Wang | Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN 10 : 9780128011317
ISBN 13 : 0128011319

Increasingly, human beings are sensors engaging directly with the mobile Internet. Individuals can now share real-time experiences at an unprecedented scale. Social Sensing: Buildi..


Free Markets And Social Justice

Pub Date : 1999-03-18 | Author : Cass R. Sunstein | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 0195356179
ISBN 13 : 9780195356175

The newest work from one of the most preeminent voices writing in the legal/political arena today, this important book presents a new conception of the relationship between free ma..


Why Societies Need Dissent

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Cass R. Sunstein | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674017684
ISBN 13 : 9780674017689

In this timely book, Cass R. Sunstein shows that organizations and nations are far more likely to prosper if they welcome dissent and promote openness. Attacking "political correct..


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