Unclad emperors: A case of mistaken identity

@article{Simon1988UncladEA,
  title={Unclad emperors: A case of mistaken identity},
  author={Herbert A. Simon},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
  year={1988},
  volume={10},
  pages={11-14}
}
  • H. Simon
  • Published 1 December 1988
  • Education
  • The Mathematical Intelligencer
ConclusionI am ready to rest my case. In summary, I will simply provide the two paragraphs of the conclusion of my “Trivial Mathematics” paper that Koblitz did not quote.In the social science literature, much reasoning takes place about magnitudes without any help from mathematical formalisms, but solely in terms of ordinary language. As the illustrations [in “Trivial Mathematics”] suggest, a good deal of this reasoning makes implicit use of the properties of ordinal variables and monotonic… 
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