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Publisher Description

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Brian Epstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Brian Epstein’s career as a management consultant piqued his interest and his later research into the reasons why our current models of economics, politics and other areas of social science so often go terribly wrong. The conversation explores how we can dramatically improve our current economic and political models by reexamining our assumptions about the nature of the social world.


This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, The Real World, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:


Wondering About the World - A philosophical journey

Empirical Influences - From management consultancy to metaphysics

Unquestioned Assumptions - The cult of the individual

Beyond Emergence - A Supreme Value

Ontological Examinations - Grounding and anchoring

Better Models - Beyond agent-based thinking

Modelling Concerns - Fear of mushiness

Getting Specific - Modelling corruption

No, We Can’t - The impact of a small political gene pool

Responses and Reactions - The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Value of Breadth - Appreciating the humanities

Learning Our Lessons? - Or perhaps not

Applied Philosophy - The “social turn”



About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series: 


This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website (https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/).

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2020
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
66
Pages
PUBLISHER
Open Agenda Publishing Inc
SELLER
Open Agenda Publishing Inc
SIZE
416
KB

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