[Workshop] Nankai University Workshop on the Philosophy of Economics and the Social Sciences to be held in September 2017.08.19

Nankai University Workshop on the Philosophy of Economics and the Social Sciences


Date: September 25-26 2017

Site: Nankai University (new campus), College of Philosophy, Haihe Educational Park, Tianjin

Overview : 

The Nankai University Workshop on the Philosophy of Economics and the Social Sciences  will be held at Nankai University College of Philosophy on September 25-26, 2017. The workshop focuses on topics that are central to Western philosophy, but still relatively unexplored by Chinese philosophers, i.e. the study of the ontology and methodology of the social sciences from a philosophical and historical perspective. The workshop brings together some of the most prominent Asian and Western scholars involved in this research field such as Bruce Caldwell (Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University), Chor-yung Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University), Uskali Maki (Director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences), Jean Petitot (École des hautes études en sciences sociales), Barry Smith (State University of New York at Buffalo, Director of the National Center for Ontological Research), and Stephen Turner (University of South Florida).

Attendance to the workshop is open to the public.

Contact: francedi.iorio@gmail.com 


Agenda: 

Monday, September 25th 

9: 15-9:30   Xinsheng Wang, Dean of College of Philosophy (Nankai University) / Francesco Di Iorio (Nankai University) Opening Words

9:30 – 10: 30  Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University) On the Descriptive and the Normative: a Methodological Note

10:30-11:00 coffee break

11:00-12:00  Bruce Caldwell (Duke University) F. A. Hayek on Methodology: The Abuse of Reason Project

12:30 lunch

2:30-3:30  Chor-yung CHEUNG (City University of Hong Kong) Oakeshott, Hayek and the Conservative Turn of Chinese Liberalism

3:30-4:00 coffee break

4 :00-5 :00 Jean Petitot (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) Eusocial Complexity and Methodological Individualism  

5:00-5:30 coffee break

5 :30-6 :30 Francesco Di Iorio (Nankai University) Hayek as a Methodological Individualist

6:30 Dinner 

Tuesday, September 26th 

9:30 – 10: 30   Uskali Maki (Academy of Finland) The Magic of Modelling and the Hazards of Economic Imagination

10:30-11:00   coffee break

11:00-12:00   Barry Smith (State University of New York at Buffalo) Goods vs. Services: An Ontological Exploration

12:30 lunch

2:30-3:30   Stephen Turner (University of South Florida) The Belief-Desire Model of Action Explanation Reconsidered: Thoughts on Bittner

3:30-4:00 coffee break

4:00-5:00  Jia Xiangtong (Nankai University) Is it Possible to Apply the Economic Approach to the Philosophy of Science?




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