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Final INSOSCI-Symposium:

When Policy Making meets Neuroscience and Social Science

12th-13th February 2019 @ Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
INSOSCI-SYMPOSIUM 2019
12th-13th February 2019
@Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

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Breaking news: Leading economist endorses the ‘social brain’ thesis!

11.05.2018
Today, I continue with my posts on two contributions in the new issue of the Journal of Economic Literature. This is about the contribution by Carlos Alós-Ferrer, who emerged as one of the intellectual leaders in the field of economics, psychology and neuroscience in recent years. He is now professor at one of the central […] READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018

Can we learn from neuroscience about ethics?

27.04.2018
One of celebrated results from philosophical thinking about ethics is that we should not succumb to the ‘naturalistic fallacy’, i.e. infer ‘ought’ from ‘is’. Recently, it became fashionable to ground ethics on neurosciences. That is mostly justified by avoiding another fallacy, that one should avoid imposing ‘ought’ on actions which one cannot achieve for binding […] READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018

Mechanisms never come alone

04.04.2018
In the new issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives there is a paper that overviews and evaluates the literature that aims at explaining why so many people seem to leave money on the table. Well, as the famous joke about economists tells us, they might be hyperrational and just think that somebody would have […] READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018
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