Vincent F. Hendricks: Professor of Formal Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

IIBS / INFORMATION AND BUBBLE STUDIES

IIBS / INFORMATION AND BUBBLE STUDIES

IIBS – Initiative for Information and Bubble Studies

“Bubbles” are usually considered unwelcome and destabilizing phenomena associated with finance and real estate markets. Generally a bubble has developed when assets trade at prices far exceeding the estimated fundamental value of the asset.

The research principle of The Initiative for Information and Bubble Studies (IIBS) is that bubbles essentially amount to information control problems among deliberating agents who are collectively susceptible to robustly demonstrated socio-psychological features like boom-thinking, group-thinking and lemming effects, which together with too much liquidity make for a very bubble-hospitable environment. IIBS studies the structure, dynamics and resolution of such bubbles as information control problems. CIBS is to show how such aggregated phenomena of social proof not only appear in finance but equally appear as opinion bubbles on the web/social media, in politics, science, management, art, status- and behavioral economics for varying notions of “assets” and “liquidity” in the different “markets”.

By aligning problems of bubble formation in misc. markets with information control problems IIBS brings together philosophy, logic, social psychology, behavioural science, economics and computer science to form a novel and thoroughly interdisciplinary platform for analyzing and resolving often destabilizing bubble-phenomena of human and “market” interaction.

Public lecture on Bubbles and Infostorms by Vincent F. Hendricks, October 8, 2013

 

GROUP / GRUPPE

Henrik Boensvang
David Budtz Pedersen
Robin Engelhardt
Pelle G. Hansen

Vincent F. Hendricks
Jan Lundorff Rasmussen
Rasmus K. Rendsvig

 

MONOGRAPHS / MONOGRAFIER

 

InforstormscoverINFOSTORMS: How to take information punches and save democracy
Vincent F. Hendricks
Pelle G. Hansen

New York: Copernicus Books, February 28, 2014

 

 

 

DOWNFALL! The Financial Crisis and Philosophy
Vincent F. Hendricks
Jan Lundorff-Rasmussen
Forthcoming, 2014

 


 

NEDTUR! Finanskrisen forstået filosofisk
Vincent F. Hendricks
Jan Lundorff Rasmussen
København: Gyldendal Business, maj 2012
ISBN 978-87-02-12873-4

 

Oplysningens blinde vinkler
Pelle G. Hansen
Vincent F. Hendricks
København: Samfundslitteratur, august 2011
ISBN: 978-87-593-1594-1

 

kampagnerKampagner: Klummer og kampråb
Vincent F. Hendricks
Automatic Press / VIP, dk4 forlag
Februar 2013
ISBN 978-87-92130-41-9

 

ANTHOLOGIES / ANTOLOGIER

no_imageSocial Epistemology: 5 Questions
Edited by
Vincent F. Hendricks
Duncan Pritchard

Automatic Press / VIP, 2013

Interviews with David Bloor, Richard Bradley, Cristina Bicchieri, C. A. J. Coady, Lorraine Code, Hans van Ditmarsch, Elizabeth Fricker, Miranda Fricker, Steve Fuller, Sanford Goldberg, Alvin Goldman, Stephan Hartmann, Philip Kitcher, Martin Kusch, Christian List, Jennifer Lackey, Helen Longino, Richard Moran, Philip Petit, Erik Olsson, Frederick Schmitt, Steven Shapin

 

crowd2Socio-Epistemic Phenomena: 5 Questions
Edited by
Vincent F. Hendricks
Rasmus Rendsvig

Automatic Press / VIP, 2013
ISBN 978-87-92130-44-0 (paperback)

This is a collection of writings on socio-epistemic phenomena, e.g. pluralistic ignorance, informational cascades, herd behavior, bystander, framing, bandwagon effects, polarization, echo-chambers, etc. These phenomena in the broad sense play most important scientific roles while explaining a significant spread of human behavior and interaction. It is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry uniting themes from social psychology, behavioral science, philosophy, social science, political science, jurisprudence, management science, business, cognitive science, economics and theoretical computer science.

The volume comprises a collection of short interviews with some of the most influential and prominent scholars studying these conundra. We hear their views on these phenomena, their nature, structure, impact (in finance, politics, religion, for social networking etc.), possible resolution guidelines, the future challenges and how their work fits in these regards.

Interviews with among others
Cristina Bicchieri, Damon Centola, Mirta Galesic, Stephan Hartmann, David Hirshleifer, James A. Kitts, Timur Kuran, Michael Macy, Erik Olsson, Steven Pinker, Deborah A. Prentice, Cass Sunstein, Ivo Welch

 

PAPERS / ARTIKLER

  1. 2008. ”Anerkendelsens økonomi og oplysningens værdi i det offentlige rum,” Pelle G. Hansen & Vincent F. Hendricks, KRITIK, #190, december: 41-41. Download in PDF
  2. 2010. “A First Stab: Knowledge and Pluralistic Ignorance, Vincent F. Hendricks, Metaphilosophy 41:279-291. Download in PDF
  3. 2010. “Agency and Interaction: what we are and what we do in formal epistemology”, Jeffrey Helzner & Vincent F. Hendricks, Studies in Logic 29, eds. Amitabha Gupta and Johan van Benthem. Download in PDF
  4. 2011. “Axioms of Distinction in Social Software”, Vincent F. Hendricks, Games, Rationality and Norms, eds. by J.v. Benthem, E. Pacuit and R. Ramamujam. Dordrecht: Springer: 235-267.  Download in PDF
  5. 2011. “Epistemisk terrorisme”, David Budtz Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks, KRITIK, #200: 98-110
  6. 2012. “Characteristic Cascades:  Structure, Formalization, Resolution”, Rasmus K. Rendsvig & Vincent F. Hendricks, forthcoming
  7. 2013. “Infostorms”, Pelle G. Hansen, Vincent F. Hendricks, Rasmus K. Rendsvig, Metaphilosophy, Vol. 44, No. 3, April: 301-326
  8. 2013. “Bubbles”, in Johan van Benthem and Fenrong Liu, eds, Logic Across the University: Foundations and Application—Proceedings of the Tsinghua Logic Conference, Beijing, 14-16 October 2013. Volume 47: Studies in Logic. London: College Publications: 509-513
  9. 2013. “Agents and Interactions”, Jeffrey Helzner & Vincent F. Hendricks, forthcoming in A Formal Epistemology Reader, H. Arló-Costa, J. van Benthem and V.F. Hendricks (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (submitted, accepted)
  10. 2013. “Social Proof in Extensive Games”, Rasmus K. Rendsvig & Vincent F. Hendricks, forthcoming in Studia Logica (submitted, accepted)
  11. 2013. “Science Bubbles”, with David Budtz Pedersen, Philosophy and Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s13347-013-0142-7. Online first, November 15, 2013.
  12. 2014. “Structures of Social Proof”, with Rasmus K. Rendsvig, forthcoming (in progress)

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COMMENTS / KOMMENTARER / INTERVIEW

From the art world to fashion to Twitter, we’re all living in bubbles
The Conversation, 08.01.2014

All those likes and upvotes are bad for democracy
The Conversation, 18..12.2013

Fornuften forsvinder i internettets informationsfælder.
9. juni 2013 kl. 11:21. Læse hele artiklen på JP eller videnskab.dk

Information Technology amplifies Irrational Group Behavior
Science Daily, April 11, 2013

Knowledge-fascism: Knowledge is not democratic, but a regime
GRASP Magazine, January 9, 2013

Vidensfascisme: Viden er ikke demokratisk, men et regimente
Dagbladet Information, 3. december 2012

Hvorfor mene, før vi tænker?, Dagbladet Information, 15. november, 2012
Annette Møller og Vincent F. Hendricks skriver om, “at mene” skal ud af vokabularet

Interview with Vincent F. Hendricks about signalling games
The Philosophy of Brands, Blink Magazine, December 2012

Asociale medier, Opinionen, 14. november 2012
Vincent F. Hendricks skriver om sociale mediers asociale karakter

Det skræddersyede internet er skadeligt for demokratiet / Kristeligt Dagblad
Læs artiklen og baggrund, Kristeligt Dagblad, 22. oktober 2012. Hør interview på “Pressen P3″, 22. oktober 2012, kl. 16:45

Citathistorie fra Kristeligt Dagblad: Det skræddersyede internet er skadeligt for demokratiet | Ritzaus Bureau | 21.10.2012

Sandheden til salg for junk-evidens: I vores tid er sandhed noget vi selv iscenesætter. Det post-faktuelle demokrati er … ja, en kendsgerning. David Budtz Pedersen, Pelle G. Hansen og Vincent F. Hendricks, kronik i Politiken (online eller i PDF / Politiken trykt udgave: side 1 / side 2) 20. oktober, 2012

Krisen forstået filosofisk: Din skyld, min skyld – vores skyld
Vincent F. Hendricks og Jan Lundorff Rasmussen skriver artikel i DM om finanskrisen d. 21. august, 2012

Kollektivt klovneri / Dagbladet Information
Vincent F. Hendricks og Jan Lundorff Rasmussen skriver kronik om årsagerne til finanskrisen, d. 16. juni, 2012 Læs online i Information

Sådan opsted den danske boligboble / videnskab.dk
Vincent F. Hendricks og Jan Lundorff Rasmussen skriver om den danske boligboble, d. 31. maj, 2012. Læs online

Mistillid: Derfor er demokratiet så skrøbeligt
VincentF. Hendricks, David Budtz Pedersen og Frederik Stjernfelt skriver om demokrati og korruption i Dagbladet Politiken. Læs hele artiklen her online eller her i PDF

IPAD – Information Processing and the Analysis of Democracy
- an Research Program in Interdisciplinary Philosophy, The Philosophers Eye, November 2011

Incitament / Dagbladet Information
Vincent F. Hendricks skriver om incitament i Information, d. 9. oktober, 2011

Verdensmester i Danmark / Dagbladet Information
Vincent F. Hendricks skriver kronik om fangernes dilemma og Danmarks situation i Information, d. 20. september, 2011. Also published as “World Champ in Denmark”, ISSP Newsletter, October, 2011

Information er en byrde, så længe den ikke er vekslet til viden / Dagbladet Information
Vincent F. Hendricks skriver om forholdet mellem viden og information i informationssamfundet i Information, d. 16. august, 2011

Forskerfusk og subprimelån / Politiken
Vincent F. Hendricks og David Budtz Pedersen skriver analysen i Politiken d. 20. februar, 2011

Tidsfordriv / Politiken
Vincent F. Hendricks & Pelle Guldborg Hansen skriver om hvorfor TV-dueller ikke flytter stemmer, 20. januar, 2011

Artikel i Universitetsavisen

Vincent F. Hendricks skriver om hvorfor “Information er farlig for demokratiet” i Universitetsavisen, 12. januar, 2011

 Interview i Kristeligt Dagblad
Vincent F. Hendricks interviewes i Kristeligt Dagblad om videns rolle i informationssamfundet og betydning for demokratiet, 31. december, 2010

Politiken / 22. december, 2010
Vincent F. Hendricks skriver om “10 tumpede fra regeringens top i 2010″

Information / 16. februar, 2010
Vincent F. Hendricks skriver indlæg i Dagbladet Information om “Stein og Snedronningen”

INFORMATION / 23. januar, 2010
David Budtz og Vincent F. Hendricks skriver indlæg i Information om “At betvivle demokratiet”

POLITIKEN / fredag, d. 31. juli, 2010
Vincent F. Hendricks har et indlæg i Politken med titlen “Idiotiske tal i meningsmålingerne”

POLITIKEN / lørdag, d. 25. juli, 2010
Vincent F. Hendricks har et inviteret debatindlæg i Politken med titlen “Visse vasse Wikipedia”.

INDLÆG I POLITIKEN / Krisens helte hedder Skat
Politiken, 3. april 2009

KEJSERENS NYE KLÆDER
Kronik med Pelle Guldborg Hansen, Dagbladet Information, kronik, p. 18, 2007. Læs her

COLUMNS / KLUMMER

  1. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 28. juni, 2013, “Fætter og kusine”
  2. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 17. maj, 2013, “Synes godt om”
  3. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 26. april, 2013, “(Sex-)forstærket gruppeadfærd”
  4. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 20. marts, 2013, “Bobler”
  5. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 15. februar, 2013, “Troldepatruljen”
  6. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 18. januar, 2013, “Udsigt til infostorm”
  7. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 14. december, 2012, “Postfaktuelt demokrati 2″
  8. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 16. november, 2012, “Postfaktuelt demokrati”
  9. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 19. oktober, 2012, “Todding”
  10. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 21. sepetmber, 2012, “Hårdt arbejde”
  11. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 8. juni, 2012, “Opskrift på finanskrise”
  12. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 18. maj, 2012, “Ekkokammerkurver”
  13. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 27. april, 2012, “Ekstremismemål”
  14. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 23. marts, 2012, “Infobomben i ekkokammeret”
  15. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 24. februar, 2012, “Seks i kassen”
  16. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 27. januar, 2012, “Så godt jeg kan”
  17. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 2. december, 2011, “Gambling om Gud”
  18. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 27. august, 2011, “Informationsstruktur”
  19. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 25. marts, 2011 , “Tryg ved almindelig brand?”
  20. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 25. februar, 2011 , “Ingen gør noget”
  21. Ingeniøren, 1. sektion · 1. oktober, 2010, “Wikipedia og Condorcet”