Cognitive Autonomy and Methodological Individualism: The Interpretative Foundations of Social Life, Springer, Cham, 2015 – book series “Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics”.

(French Traslation) Autonomie cognitive et individualisme méthodologique, Éditions Hermann, Paris – book séries « Société et Pensées »  (accepted for publication).

– ポパーの思想における世界3と方法論的個人主義 (Japanese translation of my article “World 3 and Methodological Individualism in Popper’s Thought”), Amazon kindle book published by the Japan Popper Society, 2018.

Edited Books

Palgrave Handbook of Methodological Individualism, (Coedited with Nathalie Bulle, CNRS/Sorbonne University), Plagrave MacMillan, accepted for publication.

– The Mystery of Rationality. Mind, Beliefs and the Social Sciences (Coedited with Gérald Bronner), Springer, Cham (2018)

List of contributors:
 Joseph Agassi (Tel Aviv University and Yprk University), Peter Boettke (George Mason University), Alban Bouvier (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS), Enzo Di Nuoscio (UniMol), Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University), Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis), Herbert Gintis (Santa Fe Institute), Ian Jarvie (York University), Roger Frantz (San Diego University), Daniel Little (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Pierre Livet (Aix-Marseille University), Leslie Marsh (University of British Columbia), Karl-Dieter Opp (Leipzig University and University of Washington ), Emmanuel Picavet (Sorbonne Paris 1 University).

-Essays in Philosophy of the Social Sciences (in Chinese), China Social Sciences Press (forthcoming).

List of contributors:
Bruce Caldwell (Duke University), Chor-yung Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Paul Dumouchek (Ritsumeikan University), Uskali Maki (University of Helsinki), Jean Petitot (Ecole des hautes études en Sciences Sociales), Barry Smith (The State University of New York at Buffalo), Stephen Turner (University of South Florida)

Journal Special Issues

Special Issue: Selected Papers from the Asian Conference on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Nankai University, 1-2 June, 2019. Guest editors: Chor-yung Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Francesco Di Iorio (Nankai university), Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University), Reiko Gotoh (Hitotsubashi University), Mark Tamthai (Payap University), Kei Yoshida (Waseda University), Philosophy of the Social Sciences (SAGE), Volume 50 Issue 3, June 2020.

Methodological Individualism, Structural Constraints and Social Complexity, Cosmos +Taxis. Studies in Emergent Order and Organization (Simon Fraser University/University of British Columbia), double special issue, Vol. 3 / issues 2+3, 2016 (114 pages).

Liberalismo e Anarcocapitalismo. La Scuola austriaca di economia (Coedited with Dario Antiseri and Enzo Di Nuoscio), Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine, Rai/Eri – Gennaio/Giugno 1/2 2011, special issue (556 pages)  

Chapters in Books

-“Analytical sociology and critical realism” (with Francisco León-Medina, University of A Coruña) in Manzo G. (ed.), Research Handbook on Analytical Sociology, Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming.

-“The Hermeneutical Foundations of Social Life” in 育才造士——南开“百青”教育随笔, Nankai University Press, forthcoming.

-“Filosofia della scienza e scienze sociali” (with Enzo Di Nuoscio, University of Molise) in P. Barrotta e E. Montuschi (eds.), La Filosofia della Scienza in Italia, Armando, Roma, 2019.

– “Cognitive Autonomy and Epistemology of Action in Hayek’s and Merleau-Ponty’s Thought”  in R. Frantz and R. Leeson (eds.) Hayek and Behavioral Economics (with a foreword by Vernon Smith, Nobel Economics Prize Winner), Palgrave Macmillan 2013 (refereed book chapter).

– “Maurice Merleau-Ponty: dalla neuro-fenomenologia alla critica dell’olismo sociologico” in D. Antiseri (Ed.), La responsabilità del filosofo. Studi in onore di Massimo Baldini, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2013.

– “Mind, Market and Open Society in Hayek’s Thought” in P. Heritier, P.Silvestri (Eds.), Good Government, Governance, Human Complexity. Luigi Einaudi’s Legacy and Contemporary Societies , Leo Olschki, Firenze, 2012 (refereed book chapter).

– “Il paradigma enattivo e la sociologia individualistica” in R. De Mucci & Kurt Leube (Eds.), Un austriaco in Italia – An Austrian in Italy. Festschrift in Honour of Dario Antiseri, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2012.

–  “The Sensory Order and the Neurophysiological Basics of Methodological Individualism” in William N. Butos (Ed.) The Social Science of Hayek’s the Sensory OrderAdvances in Austrian Economics volume 13, Emerald, UK, 2010 (refereed book chapter).

–  “Self-Organization of the Mind and Methodological Individualism in Hayek’s Thought” in M. D’Agostino, G. Giorello, F, Laudisa, T. Pievani, C. Sinigaglia (Eds.), Silfs. New Essays in Logic and Philosophy of Science (Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science), London, UK, College Publications, 2010 (refereed book chapter).

–  “Hayek’s Connectionist Psychology as a Defense for the Sociology of Good Reasons”, in Mohammed Cherkaoui & Peter Hamilton (Eds.), Raymond Boudon. A life in Sociology. Essays in Honour of Raymond Boudon, 4 volumes, Oxford, UK, The Bardewell Press, 2009.


–  “Individualisme méthodologique et réductionnisme”, L’Année Sociologique (Presses universitaires de France), 2020/1 (Vol. 70), pp. 97-128.

– “On the Connection Between Agent-Based Simulation and Methodological Individualism” (with Shu-Heng Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan), Social Science Information, May 2019 – OnlineFirst, pp. 1-23.

-“Economic Explanation as Translation: Hermeneutics, Fallibilism and Austrian Methodology”, Prospettiva Persona,  n. 103, 2018- 3-26, pp. 37-39.

– “From the Hermeneutics of Mind to the Hermeneutics of Capital”, Storia Libera, n.7, Marzo 2018, pp. 203-209.

–Hayek on Mind and Anti-Foundationalism,, Dicembre 2017, Anno 3, n.2, pp. 5-12.

– “World 3 and Methodological Individualism in Popper’s Thought”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2016, vol. 46(4), pp. 352-374 .

– “Hayek and the Hermeneutics of Mind”, Social Science Information, 2015, Vol. 54(2), pp. 177-191.

 “Rethinking Boudon’s Cognitive Rationality in the Light of Mises’ Apriorism and Gadamer’s Hermeneutics” (coauthored with Enzo Di Nuoscio), Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines, ISSN (Online) 2153-1552, ISSN (Print) 2194-5799, DOI: 10.1515/jeeh-2014-0010, December 2014

– “Hayek and Merleau-Ponty on Mind and Interpretative Sociology” in Logic and Philosophy of Science, Vol. IX, No. 1, 2011, pp. 437-443 (Proceedings of SILFS Conference).

– “Da Kant alla complessità: il “nuovo Illuminismo” di Jean Petitot, in Nuova Civiltà delle macchine, Gennaio/Giugno 1/2 2011

–  “Apriorism and Fallibilism: Mises and Popper on the Explanation of Action and Social Phenomena”, in Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine, anno XXVI, n. 4- 2008.

–  “Why Mises’ Apriorism and Popper’s Fallibilism are not Incompatible (I)”, in Nomoi n. 3, 2008. Revista Digital de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas – Fundacion F. A. Hayek (Argentina) y Universidad Francisco Marroquin (Guatemala)

–  “Why Mises’ Apriorism and Popper’s Fallibilism are not Incompatible (II)”, in Nomoi n. 4, 2008. Revista Digital de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas – Fundacion F. A. Hayek (Argentina) y Universidad Francisco Marroquin (Guatemala)

–  “L’espace poppérien du raisonnement historique: trois critiques contre le dualisme méthodologique de Jean-Claude Passeron” in Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine, n. 2, 2007

Selected Reviews                           

-1) Book review of “F.A. Hayek and the Epistemology of Politics (Routledge, 2020)” by Scott Scheall. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, forthcoming

– “The Ant Trap” (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Brian Epstein, Philosophy of the Social Sciences (with Catherine Herfeld, University of Zurich), onLineFirst, DOI: 10.1177/0048393117724757 | First Published August 31, 2017, pp. 1-24.

–  “Evidence de l’histoire ”, François Hartog, Nuova Civiltà delle macchine, ANNO XXV – N°1 – 2007.

–  “Le rite et la raison. Wittgenstein anthropologue”, Philippe De Lara, Nuova Civiltà delle macchine, ANNO XXV – N°2 – 2007.

–  “Le métier de sociologue. Préalables épistémologiques” (Cinquième édition), P. Bourdieu, J-C. Chanboredon, J-C. Passeron, in Nuova Civiltà delle macchine, ANNO XXV – N°2 – 2007.

–   “Les théories de la connaissance”, J-M Besnier, Nuova Civiltà delle macchine, ANNO XXV – N°2 – 2007.

Invited Forewords to Books

– “Dalla filosofia alla scienza, e ritorno: l’analisi della conoscenza tra epistemologia e scienze cognitive” (with Enzo Di Nuoscio and Gustavo Cevolani), introduction to J-M. Besnier, Teorie della conoscenza, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli 2013 (Les théories de la connaissance, PUF -Italian translation).

Working Papers

– “Agent-Based Simulation as an Implementation Of Methodological Individualism” (with Shu-Heng Chen, National Chengchi University) (December 7, 2017). The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series/ Duke University. Available at SSRN:

– “Nominalism and Systemic Approach: On the Non-Reductionist Nature of Methodological Individualism,” CHOPE Working Paper No. 2013-07, Duke University.

– “Hayek’s The Sensory Order and Gadamer’s Phenomenological Hermeneutics”, CHOPE Working Paper No. 2013-10, Duke University.

– “Are Hermeneutics and the Austrian Approach Compatible? A Clarifying Analysis”, CHOPE Working Paper No. 2013-06, Duke University.

– “Dalla teoria della dispersione della conoscenza alla cibernetica economica: l’auto-organizzazine del mercato secondo F. von Hayek”, Quaderni del CMSS Luiss, Rome, Luiss Edizioni, 2006.

Works in Progress

“Popper-Hempel Model and Social Mechanisms” (with Enzo Di Nuoscio, University of Molise and Luiss University, Italy), paper under review.

“Les deux interprétations réductionnistes de l’individualisme méthodologique”, invited contribution to a special issue on methodological individualism of L’Année Sociologique (Puf).

What is methodological individualism? (with Nathalie Bulle, CNRS/Sorbonne Paris4 University)

On the Limits of Collective Intentionality (with Paul Dumouchel, Ritsumeikan University, Japan), collective book project.

Methodological Individualism in Contemporary Social Sciences (with Alban Bouvier, Institut Jean Nicod, École normale supérieure, ENS, France and Nathalie Bulle, CNRS/Sorbonne Paris4 University), collective book project.

Intentionality, Social Action and Unintended Consequences, book project.

Translation Experience

– P. Nemo & Jean Petitot (eds) Storia del liberalismo in Europa, Rubettino, Soveria Mannelli (book, 1440 pages), translation from French into Italian, with Federico Saviotti and Gustavo Cevolani (French edition : P. Nemo, Jean Petitot (sous la direction de) Histoire du libéralisme en Europe, Paris, Puf, 2006), 2013.

Raymond Boudon, “La conversione di Coleman alla teoria della scelta razionale: impressioni e congetture”/Pierre Demeulenaeire, “Le norme della razionalità”, in Enzo Di Nuoscio (Ed.), Filosofia dell’azione e teorie della razionalità,  edizioni L.U.I.S.S. Roma, 2002, (book chapters – translation from French into Italian/French version: Raymond Boudon “La conversion de Coleman à la théorie du choix rationnel : impressions et conjectures”, Revue française de sociologie 2003/2 – Vol. 44 / Pierre Demeulenaeire, “Les normes de la rationalité”).