Science, Expertise and Rationality in Society

Ivan M. Havel [detail]

Cognitive sciences, philosopher. He is interested in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, and related philosophical issues.

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Zdeněk Konopásek [detail]

Sociologist. He works in the field of science and technology studies, focusing on complicated relations between science and politics, expertise and democracy.

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Selected bibliography:

Hudík, Marek (2015): Homo Economicus and Homo Stramineus

Prague Economic Papers 24(2): 154-172.

Hudík, Marek (2015): 'Mises and Hayek Mathematized': Towards Mathematical Austrian Economics.

In Per Bylund and David Howden (eds.), The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno. Auburn: Mises Institute: 105-122.

Havel, Ivan M. (2013): Zjitřená mysl a kouzelný svět

Praha, Dokořán


Konopásek, Zdeněk; Paleček, Jan (2012): Apparitions and possessions as boundary objects: An exploration into some tensions between mental health care and pastoral care

Journal of Religion and Health, 51 (3): 970-985

Hudík, Marek (2011): Why economics is not a science of behaviour

Journal of Economic Methodology, 18(2):147–162.

Konopásek, Zdeněk (2010): Science, everyday life and the concept of life-world

In: B. Velický, K. Trlifajová & P. Kouba (eds.): Spor o přirozený svět [A controversy over the life-world]. Praha: Filosofia. Pp. 173-196


Konopásek, Zdeněk; Stöckelová, Tereza; Zamykalová, Lenka (2008): Making pure science and pure politics: On the expertise of bypass and the bypass of expertise

Science, Technology & Human Values, 33 (4): 529-553

Havel, Ivan M. (1996): Scale Dimensions in Nature

International Journal of General Systems 24(3) (1996), pp. 295-324