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Thinking is walking, dancing, gesturing…

09.01.2019
Almost forty years ago, I read a book in which two papers by the eminent linguist Roman Jakobson were included. One paper reported about interviews with Albert Einstein that had been conducted by Max Wertheimer. Einstein said that his thinking was primarily in non-verbal ways, especially in the stage of generating new ideas. He even... READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2019

The brain is not alone

07.01.2019
After a long break, now I am back with the blog: Happy New Year! INSOSCI is looking forward to holding our final book symposium on February 12 and 13 at Witten/Herdecke University, with renowned international researchers in the field joining the INSOSCI team and contributing chapters to a book devoted to the ‘social brain’, mainly... READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2019

Signs of certainty

29.09.2018
Yesterday I spent some time waiting at the clinic, and so I read a few more articles in the ‘Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance’ on my smartphone. I was struck by a revelation that occurred when I combined two contributions by Swedberg and Hardie & MacKenzie, leading scholars in the field. Swedberg has... READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018
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