Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

Author: Professor Emeritus of Economics University of Massachusetts and Adjunct Professor Department of Politics Herbert Gintis
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262072526
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Multidisciplinary research into cooperation and the implications for public policy, drawing on insights from economics, anthropology, biology, social psychology, and sociology.

Mit R ckgrat steht man besser

Author: Michael Schellberg
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838702956
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Für die Wirtschaftskrise werden wir noch lange bezahlen. Gier und Verantwortungslosigkeit haben sie verursacht. Aber niemand ist es gewesen. Und was ist mit dem Klimawandel? Und den Arbeitsbedingungen in China und Vietnam? Niemand ist schuld daran. Oder doch? Wie war das noch mit dem T-Shirt für 15 Euro? Tatsache ist: Unser Handeln hat Folgen - für die sind wir verantwortlich. Wir können aber weder die Welt retten, noch sind wir an allem schuld. Wie können wir also verantwortlich handeln in einer unüberschaubar gewordenen Welt? Die Autoren setzen sich grundlegend mit unserer Verantwortlichkeit auseinander. Mit der wünschenswerten Klarheit.

Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

Author: Herbert Gintis
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262572378
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Multidisciplinary research into cooperation and the implications for public policy, drawing on insights from economics, anthropology, biology, social psychology, and sociology.

Analytical Methods for Dynamic Modelers

Author: Hazhir Rahmandad
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262029499
Format: PDF
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A user-friendly introduction to some of the most useful analytical tools for model building, estimation, and analysis, presenting key methods and examples.

Handbook of Economics and Ethics

Author: Jan Peil
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848449305
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume pulls together a remarkable collection of contributors designed to challenge the positive-normative dichotomy in economic methodology. . . The intent of this publication is to provide a reference manual for those seeking insights into the connections between economics and ethics. It succeeds in that goal and should become a starting point for anyone who believes that mainstream economics needs methodological reorientation. . . Anyone interested in ethics and economic methodology would do well to have this reference book handy. Highly recommended. J. Halteman, Choice This new Handbook of Economics and Ethics makes a substantial contribution as a wide-ranging up-to-date reference work, including original developments, on these two fundamentally interconnected fields. This contribution is particularly timely, given the increasing attention being paid to economics as a moral science. The Handbook contains seventy-five expert entries on subjects ranging from the history of economics and philosophy to conceptual analysis of ethics in various aspects of modern economics, while representing a diversity of views. Sheila Dow, University of Stirling, UK The Handbook of Economics and Ethics portrays an understanding of economic methodology in which facts and values, though distinct, are closely interconnected in a variety of ways. From theory building to data collection, and from modelling to policy evaluation, this encyclopaedic Handbook is at the intersection of economics and ethics. Irene van Staveren and Jan Peil bring together 75 unique and original papers to provide up-to-date insights on topics such as markets, globalization, human development, rationality, efficiency, and corporate social responsibility. The book presents contributions from an array of international scholars using methodological and theoretical approaches, and convincingly demonstrates the death of the positive/normative dichotomy that so long held economics in its grip. This invaluable resource will strongly appeal to students of economics and economic methodology, philosophy of science and ethics. It will also be of great benefit to academics and policy-makers involved in economic policies and ethics.

Arcticness

Author: Ilan Kelman
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1787350150
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Climate change and globalisation are opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world – or so we are told. But what about the views, interests and needs of the peoples who live in the region? This volume explores the opportunities and limitations in engaging with the Arctic under change, and the Arctic peoples experiencing the changes, socially and physically. With essays by both academics and Arctic peoples, integrating multiple perspectives and multiple disciplines, the book covers social, legal, political, geographical, scientific and creative questions related to Arcticness, to address the challenges faced by the Arctic as a region and specifically by local communities. As well as academic essays, the contributions to the book include personal reflections, a graphic Topics covered in the essays include indigenous identity and livelihoods such as reindeer herding, and adapting to modern identities; a graphic essay on the experience of Arctic indigenous peoples in residential schools; the effects of climate change; energy in the Arctic; and extractive industries and their impacts on local communities.essay, and poetry, to ensure wide and varied coverage of the Arctic experience – what the contributions all have in common is the fundamental human perspective.The book includes reflections on the future of Arcticness, engaging with communities to ensure meaningful representation and as a counterpoint to the primacy of environmental, national and global issues.

Discrimination in Latin America

Author: Hugo Ñopo
Publisher: World Bank
ISBN:
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Latin America is often regarded as a region with deep ethnic and class conflicts. This book uses a variety of methodological tools -- regression analysis, market tests, field experiments, and structural methods -- to explore the extent to which discrimination against women and demographic minorities is pervasive in Latin America.

The Escape of the Mind

Author: Howard Rachlin PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199322376
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The Escape of the Mind is part of a current movement in psychology and philosophy of mind that calls into question what is perhaps our most basic, most cherished, and universally accepted belief--that our minds are inside of our bodies. Howard Rachlin adopts the counterintuitive position that our minds, conscious and unconscious, lie not where our firmest (yet unsupported) introspections tell us they are, but in how we actually behave over the long run. Perhaps paradoxically, the book argues that our introspections, no matter how positive we are about them, tell us absolutely nothing about our minds. The name of the present version of this approach to the mind is "teleological behaviorism." The approaches of teleological behaviorism will be useful in the science of individual behavior for developing methods of self-control and in the science of social behavior for developing social cooperation. Without in any way denigrating the many contributions of neuroscience to human welfare, The Escape of the Mind argues that neuroscience, like introspection, is not a royal road to the understanding of the mind. Where then should we look to explain a present act that is clearly caused by the mind? Teleological behaviorism says to look not in the spatial recesses of the nervous system (not to the mechanism underlying the act) but in the temporal recesses of past and future overt behavior (to the pattern of which the act is a part). But scientific usefulness is not the only reason for adopting teleological behaviorism. The final two chapters on IBM's computer, Watson (how it deviates from humanity and how it would have to be altered to make it human), and on shaping a coherent self, provide a framework for a secular morality based on teleological behaviorism.

Does Game Theory Work

Author: K. G. Binmore
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN:
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A collection of Ken Binmore's influential papers on bargaining experiments, with theauthor's newly written commentary addressing the challenges to game theory posed by the behavioralschool of economics.