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Academic conferences — a true story ;-)

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A Demonstration of the Causal Power of Absences

Professor of philosophy Tyron Goldschmidt recently published a compelling paper “A Demonstration of the Causal Power of Absences“. Take a look and mull over: ūüôā *** Join¬†the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community¬†via Facebook¬†/¬†Twitter¬†/¬†LinkedIn¬†/¬†Google+¬†/¬†Instagram¬†/¬†Tumblr  

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Theodor Adorno on the division between economics and sociology

In May-July 1968, Theodor W. Adorno,¬†an eminent philosopher, sociologist and one of the founders of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, gave his last lecture series which were published in 2000 as Introduction to Sociology. In these accessible and lucid … Continue reading

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Probably the best ‚ÄúAcknowledgments‚ÄĚ ever (2)

That‚Äôs real and so truthful ūüôā and the fact that this ‚ÄúAcknowledgments‚ÄĚ written by Talcott Parsons‘ grandson – ¬†Jotham Parsons, makes this even more amusing… “This enumeration of my indebtedness,¬†together with much else that I have doubtless omitted, is more … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida on Fears in Writing

An eminent French philosopher¬†Jacques Derrida¬†reflects on the dualistic process of intellectual creation in the course of writing — (un)consciously anxious yet urgently imperative.¬† ‚ÄĚEach time I write something, and it feels like I am advancing into new territory, somewhere I … Continue reading

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Corporate Governance — for the society and the environment

Our societies are all¬†scarred by¬†Milton Friedman’s creed that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits”; our economies are all wounded by¬†corporations’ obsessive pursuit for short-term profit maximization; regrettably, we all pay the price¬†of dodgy and excessive corporate … Continue reading

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Academic CV of Failures – a motivational lesson

A fundamental rule of writing a resume rests on the unspoken prescript¬†of omitting anything that didn‚Äôt go as planned or actually didn‚Äôt worked out. This principle is¬†doubly valid and relevant¬†with regard to preparing an academic CV. Each academic CV is … Continue reading

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Consensus in economics: when and why economists stopped discussing each other‚Äôs work

A French moralist and¬†essayist¬†Joseph Joubert, known for his posthumously published Pens√©es (Thoughts), wrote “It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it”. I recalled this quote while reading¬†Joe Francis’ interesting post … Continue reading

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Probably the best “Acknowledgments” ever

__________________________________________________ ‚ÄúI blame all of you. Writing this book has been an exercise in sustained suffering. The casual reader may, perhaps, exempt herself from excessive guilt, but for those of you who have played the larger role in prolonging my … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein on the power of ideas and imagination in science

What do the fields of economic sociology and political economy, or social and political sciences¬†in general, have to do with¬†Albert Einstein?.. you might probably ask. Well, they do; and hopefully at the end of this post you will agree with … Continue reading

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