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Does gendered economics gender the economy?

15.01.2018
The newspaper ‘The Economist’ every year publishes a double Christmas issue. This year a detailed article about women in economics is included. Women are underrepresented in academic economics, with only 15 percent of professors in the United States, for example. This seems to correspond to the general situation in the MINT disciplines, but the situation […] READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018

Is rationality ‘rationalizing’?

04.01.2018
In the context of the INSOSCI Witten group, Lea Diederichsen is working on various case studies, one of which is herding on financial markets. She explores an interesting approach that transfers the ‘social intuitionist model’ in moral psychology to this field of research. In my view, it ideally converges with the framework of social psychology […] READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018

Can philosophers contribute to neuroscience?

20.12.2017
Neuroscience is a discipline that is grounded in very complicated, costly and highly intelligent empirical research in labs. You cannot be a neuroscientist without being socialized in the world of the lab, and without taking part in the stream of collaborative experimental work. This is rightly emphasized in textbooks of neuroscience, such as the widely […] READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2017
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