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Comment author: weeatquince  (EA Profile) 18 October 2017 08:54:48AM 0 points [-]

Quick question: Is your term "disentanglement research" similar to the discipline of "systems thinking" and what are the differences? (Trying to get to grips with what you mean by "disentanglement research" ) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_theory)

Comment author: weeatquince  (EA Profile) 18 October 2017 01:08:36PM 0 points [-]

In fact a more general version of the above question is:

What are the existing research / consultancy / etc disciplines that are most similar to the kind of work you are looking for?

If you can identify that it could help people in local communities direct people to this kind of work.

Comment author: carrickflynn 19 October 2017 09:11:57PM 2 points [-]

The closest seems to be really well done analytic philosophy. I recommend Nick Bostrom's work as a great example of this.

I also think that is seems similar to what mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and model builders frequently do.

Other good examples would probably be Thomas Schelling in IR and nuclear security. Coase in economics. Maybe Feynman?