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Dr. Philip Mirowski examines the role of information in modern economics and how it influences policy and politics. He will also explore the proposal that certain classes of economic models best be understood as “fictions.”


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Dr. Philip Mirowski will examine the role of information in modern economics and how it influences policy and politics. He will also explore the proposal that certain classes of economic models best be understood as “fictions.” The seminar is inspired by Mirowski’s new book All the Knowledge We Have Lost Due to Information and the article “Information in Economics: A Fictionalist Account.” The article will be circulated in advance.

Thursday, February 16 at 10am-12pm
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
EV Building, Resource Room 11.705
Concordia University SGW, 1515 Sainte-Catherine St. W.

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible!
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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.

Following the seminar, attend Mirowski’s talk WHAT IS “OPEN SCIENCE” SUPPOSED TO FIX?, same location on February 16th at 5:30 PM.


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