San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Philip Mirowski is Carl Koch Chair of Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science, and Fellow of the Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame. He is a critical historian of science and technology with an expertise in economics. He's been particularly influential in tracing the development of post-War economics especially its formulate as a science.
Mirowski will be running a seminar inspired by his new book All the Knowledge We Have Lost Due to Information. The book examines the role of information in modern economics and how it influences policy and politics as well as sheds light on the evolution of economic thinking and its emphasis on markets rather than individuals.
We will be reading "Information in Economics: A Fictionalist Account." The article proposes that certain classes of economic models best be understood as "fictions" because most economists are not really all that concerned over the sorts of things, such as the nature of knowledge, that philosophers deem central to epistemology. The article will be circulated in advance, once your attendance is confirmed.
Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible!
When & Where
Media History Research Centre
Based at Concordia University, MHRC is an interdisciplinary research hub engaging with the historical development of media change and communication technologies.
MHRC is part of Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University.