Economics and Naturalism: Kazimierz Naturalism Workshop 2010

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Kazimierz Dolny, Poland– September 11th-15th, 2010

Invited key speakers

Ken Binmore (UCL)
Erik Angner (Alabama at Birmingham)
Christophe Heintz (CEU)

Until recently, economics has stood apart from the other social sciences due to its aprioristic methodology and assumptions. This has made it problematic for the project of philosophical naturalism. The situation has undergone rapid change, however, as empirical work come to impact fundamental economic theory. Instead of stipulating that economy be a mathematical theory of rationality, theorists are focusing on explanation and prediction of economic behaviour. Central to this has been a move away from idealised models of economic agents and toward empirically-based accounts of economic cognition. The workshop will discuss these changes and their impact upon how economics can be seen to fit into a naturalist account of reality, including how recent work in economics is beginning to suggest connections between it and work within the biological sciences.

Call for Papers

300 word abstracts are invited no later than June 15th (deadline extended). Accepted speakers will have 40 minutes for their presentations, including discussion time. Preference will be given to presentations directly connected to the work done by the key speakers. Submissions are to be made using EasyChair.

Registration and accommodation

Applications will be accepted till June 30th, with late applications being accepted till July 31st. Early registration fee is 150 Euro (reduced rate – 75Euro), while late registration fee is 200 Euro. Fees are payable upon acceptance of application. They cover the workshop sessions, conference materials, lunches, coffee breaks and the minibus to and from Warsaw. Accommodation is available at the hotel at which the workshop will take place and costs an additional 100 Euro (including breakfasts). Availability of accommodation cannot be guaranteed for late registrants.

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