publication . Book . 2017

Towards a Cultural Psychology of Science:Economics and Economists in Contemporary Chile

Marco Carre Benzi, David;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Aalborg Universitetsforlag
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
The present thesis is an enquiry about two distinct but complementary issues: the personal dimension of scientific activity, and the influential role that economists have had during the last decades in Chile. Regarding the former, this work complements existing philosophical, social, and psychological studies of science with a cultural psychology perspective. This perspective aims to be sensitive to the personal nature of the scientific activity but also to the cultural conditions in which scientific knowledge is constructed, without subsuming any of these dimensions into the other. At the same time, this work offers a novel perspective on the notorious role tha...
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