Blog

Select Categories

Posts

Who is afraid of final causality?

15.02.2019
A couple of days ago, we successfully finished our capstone INSOSCI book symposium bringing together neuroscientists, philosophers, economists and social scientists to discuss what emerged as the core topical concern: social neuroeconomics, the integration of the neurosciences and the social sciences under the auspices of economics. In my own contribution, I introduced the argument that... READ MORE
Author
Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Categories
Witten | General | 2019

Multidisciplinary terminology in herding research

14.02.2019
Multidisciplinary terminology in herding research In this project, we are recurrently confronted with the fact that multidisciplinary research always has to cope with discipline-specific terminology. For example, Banerjee (1992) introduced a sequential decision model for herding behavior. In order to visualize his model, he developed a thought experiment involving a queue of persons in front... READ MORE
Authors
Prof. Dr. Martina Piefke
Marie Christin Bobe
Categories
Witten | General | 2019

Learning from Aristotle on dual systems

07.02.2019
Recently, a young philosopher, Kathi Beier, presented a paper on the virtue ethics of Aristoteles and Thomas at the Max Weber Centre, my institution. That was very inspiring against the backdrop of the current foundational debates that I discussed in previous blogs. I think that reflecting on Aristotle can even provide insight for modern neuroscience... READ MORE
Author
Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Categories
Witten | General | 2019
show all
Funded by: