Why do we need pluralism in times of disruption? A practical guide

Author:Małgorzata Dereniowska. taken from: pp.10-12 of WEA Commentaries 10(4), December 2020https://www.worldeconomicsassociation.org/files/2020/12/Issue10-4.pdf Today we are going through a period of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic that impacts us individually and collectively in an unprecedented manner. Because we see how interconnected we are, the sense of unity, solidarity in time of crisis is necessary. So why… Read More Why do we need pluralism in times of disruption? A practical guide

Scientist qua scientist, scientist qua citizen Part II: The double-edge approach to science

Scientific epistemology is a serious business in economics—as it is in any science. Not surprisingly, therefore, discussions about value-ladeness tend to focus on theoretical and methodological issues within the discipline, while the question of the social consequences of science is approached with more reservation. And for many good reasons, one may say, because it is… Read More Scientist qua scientist, scientist qua citizen Part II: The double-edge approach to science

Scientist qua scientist, scientist qua citizen: Part I

That economics is a value-laden science is not a new idea. Most of the prominent economic thinkers were also philosophers, wary of moral and philosophical content of scientific assumptions, models, and theories. That economics needs philosophy, and the separation between these two cannot be maintained any longer, is gaining recognition, and has become a subject… Read More Scientist qua scientist, scientist qua citizen: Part I

Positivism Versus Pluralism

Published as: Zaman, A (2016)  “Positivist Misconceptions: An Obstacle to Understanding Pluralism” International Journal of Pluralism in Economics Education, Vol 7, No. 1, pp 93-96.(IJPEE Version)   SSRN Version http://ssrn.com/abstract=3370707 – More articles on Logical Positivism and its disastrous impact on economics & human knowledge. At the heart of the problems we face in the world today… Read More Positivism Versus Pluralism

Could classical pragmatism help to rethink economic methodology?

  Traditional epistemological theories have fostered an endless debate on dichotomies characterized by forms of objectivism, on the one hand, and forms of relativism/skepticism on the other. Currently, among the deep global social and cultural challenges, the crisis in epistemology is characterized by a radical questioning of the whole matrix within which such dichotomies have… Read More Could classical pragmatism help to rethink economic methodology?