David Ellerman

University of Ljubljana

Researcher

School of Social Science

Ljubljana, CA

Slovenia

http://www.ellerman.org

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Scholarly Papers (69)

1.

The Mathematics of Real Estate Appraisal

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 May 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Valuation formulas, real estate appraisal, internal rate of return

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Introduction to Property Theory

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Property rights, responsibility, appropriation

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Lessons from Eastern Europe's Voucher Privatization

Challenge, Vol. 44, No. 4, Pp. 14-37, July/August 2001
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Apr 2002
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Marxism as a Capitalist Tool

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Marx, Marxism, capitalism, socialism, economic democracy

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Policy Research on Migration and Development

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3117
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 06 Oct 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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migration, development, brain drain

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Double-Entry Accounting: The Mathematical Formulation and Generalization

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 463 (66,726)
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double-entry accounting, debits, credits, multi-dimensional accounting

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Helping People Help Themselves: Toward a Theory of Autonomy-Compatible Help

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2693
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Category Theory and Universal Models: Adjoints and Brain Functors

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 17 May 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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adjoint functors, universal models, selectionist mechanisms, category theory

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Numeraire Illusion: The Final Demise of the Kaldor-Hicks Principle

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 268 (123,862)
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Kaldor-Hicks, Chicago School, wealth maximization, cost-benefit analysis

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Goodwill: A Present Property Right or Only an Anticipated Future Right?

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Goodwill, property rights, going-concern contractual position

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Inalienable Rights: A Litmus Test for Liberal Theories of Justice

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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inalienable rights, Rawls, Nozick, liberal theories of justice

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On Property Theory

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Nov 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 231 (143,905)
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Theory of property; appropriation; invisible hand; responsibility principle, Hume, Locke, employment relation, inalienability of responsible agency

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The Role of Capital in 'Capitalist' and in Labor-Managed Firms

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Dec 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 230 (144,510)
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Property appropriation, capital rights, ownership of the firm, labor-managed firm

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The Workplace in Deliberative Democratic Theory: A Note on Kant, Mill, and Dewey

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Apr 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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deliberative democracy, Kant, Mill, Dewey, workplace democracy

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Jane Jacobs on Development

Oxford Development Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Oct 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 220 (150,874)

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Jane Jacobs, development, migration, spin-offs

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A Mathematical Introduction to Property Theory: The Fundamental Theorem and Duality Theory for Penalties

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Dec 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 202 (163,389)
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Property appropriation, invisible hand mechanism, responsibility, convex duality

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Inalienable Rights and Liberal - Contractarian Theories of Justice - With Applications to Rawls and Nussbaum

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Inalienable rights, Rawls, Nussbaum, A Theory of Justice, Frontiers of Justice

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Hirschmanian Themes of Social Learning and Change

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2591
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Voucher Privatization with Investment Funds: An Institutional Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1924
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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The Labor Theory of Property and Marginal Productivity Theory

Ellerman, David. 2016. “The Labour Theory of Property and Marginal Productivity Theory.” Economic Thought 5 (1): 19–36.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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labor theory of property, responsibility, imputation principle, appropriation, whole product, labor theory of value

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The Indirect Approach

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2417
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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On Double-Entry Bookkeeping: The Mathematical Treatment

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jul 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 159 (201,887)
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double-entry method, group of differences, Pacioli group, T-accounts, multi-dimensional double-entry bookkeeping

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Is Wall Street Capitalism Really 'The Model'?

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Wall Street capitalism, responsibility principle, absentee ownership, logic of exit, logic of commitment

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The Two Institutional Logics: Exit-Oriented Versus Commitment-Oriented Institutional Designs

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Jul 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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exit, voice, commitment, series-parallel duality. institutional design

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Employment contract, corporate governance, workplace democracy

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Job and Enterprise Creation Schemes: Putting Jane Jacobs to Work

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Mar 2006
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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entrepreneurship, Jane Jacobs, job creation

Transforming the Old into a Foundation for the New: Lessons of the Moldova Aria Project

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2866
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman and Vladimir Kreacic
University of Ljubljana and World Bank
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Transforming the Old into a Foundation for the New - Lessons of the Moldova Aria Project

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2866
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman and Vladimir Kreacic
University of Ljubljana and World Bank
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Enterprise Development & Reform, Public Health Promotion, Banks & Banking Reform, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Small Scale Enterprise, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Banks & Banking Reform, Small Scale Enterprise, Microfinance, Private Participation in Infrastructure

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A Common Fallacy in Quantum Mechanics: Why Delayed Choice Experiments do NOT imply Retrocausality

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2012
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum mechanics, double-slit experiment, polarization analyzer

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Counting Distinctions: On the Conceptual Foundations of Shannon's Information Theory

Synthese, Vol. 168, pp. 119-149, May 2009
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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information theory, Shannon's entropy, logical entropy, logic of partitions

30.

Justice in the Workplace

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Nov 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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labor theory of property, responsibility principle, workplace democracy

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Parallel Experimentation: A Basic Scheme for Dynamic Efficiency

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Evolution, dynamic efficiency, parallel experimentation

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A Theory of Inalienability: Towards A Theory of Classical Liberal Jurisprudence

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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classical liberalism, jurisprudence, inalienable rights

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Rethinking Libertarianism: A Review/Essay on Elizabeth Anderson's Private Government

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 96 (294,583)

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employment contract, democratic firm, inalienable rights

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The Logic of Partitions: Introduction to the Dual of the Logic of Subsets

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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alternative logics, partition logic, subset logic

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A Short Note on the Logico-Conceptual Foundations of Information Theory in Partition Logic

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 28 May 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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entropy, information theory, partition logic

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On the Renting of Persons

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 89 (308,996)

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inalienable rights, employment contract, pactum subjectionis, coverture marriage contract

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Series-Parallel Duality in the Mathematics of Appraisal

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 86 (315,747)

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Series-Parallel Duality, Six functions of one, financial valuation

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Does Classical Liberalism Imply Democracy?

Ethics & Global Politics, Vol. 8, 2015, doi: 10.3402/egp.v8.29310
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Liberalism, inalienable rights, charter cities, startup cities, James Buchanan

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Three Themes About Democratic Enterprises: Capital Structure, Education, and Spin-Offs

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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capital accounts, participative management, spin-offs

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Intellectual Trespassing as a Way of Life: Essays in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics

Intellectual Trespassing as a Way of Life: Essays in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1995
Number of pages: 279 Posted: 30 Oct 2012
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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An Introduction to Logical Entropy and its Relation to Shannon Entropy

Ellerman, David 2013. An Introduction to Logical Entropy and its relation to Shannon Entropy. International Journal of Semantic Computing. 7 (2): 121-145.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Nov 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Information theory, Shannon entropy, Logical entropy

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On Concrete Universals: A Modern Treatment Using Category Theory

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 May 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 71 (353,043)

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category theory, cognitive science, brain, universals

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A Basic Fallacy in Law & Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Kaldor-Hicks principle, wealth maximization law & economics, consumers and producers surpluses

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An Introduction to Partition Logic

Logic Journal of IGPL Advance Access, September 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logic of partitions, Boolean logic of subsets

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Reply to Commentaries on 'The Labour Theory of Property and Marginal Productivity Theory'

Economic Thought 5.2: 44-61, 2016
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Nov 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Labour Theory of Property, Power Relations, Employment System of Renting Persons, Marxism, Theories of Exploitation, The Corporate Legal Form

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On a Fallacy in the Kaldor-Hicks Efficiency-Equity Analysis

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 10 May 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Kaldor-Hicks criterion, wealth maximization, efficiency, equity, law and economics, cost-benefit analysis

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Mac Lane, Bourbaki, and Adjoints: A Heteromorphic Retrospective

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jun 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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category theory, adjoint functors, Bourbaki, Grothendieck, universal mapping properties

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On the Duality between Existence and Information

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Nov 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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partition logic, subset logic, duality, logical information theory, quantum mechanics

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Worker Cooperatives as Based on First Principles

Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 20-32, (2016)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Feb 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Worker Cooperatives; Juridical Principle of Imputing Responsibility; Democratic Theory

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Category Theory and Set Theory as Theories about Complementary Types of Universals

Logic and Logical Philosophy (Online First), Aug 2016
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Aug 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Universals, Category Theory, Plato's Theory of Forms, Set Theoretic Antinomies, Universal Mapping Properties

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Four Ways from Universal to Particular: How Chomsky's Language-Acquisition Faculty Is Not Selectionist

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Chomsky language-acquisition faculty, selectionism, partition logic

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The Objective Indefiniteness Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Oct 2012
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum mechanics, partition logic

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On Self-Predicative Universals in Category Theory

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 May 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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category theory, universals, Platonic philosophy, logic, set theory paradoxes

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Quantum Mechanics Over Sets

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum mechanics over Z2, Logic of quantum mechanics, modal quantum theory

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Partitions and Objective Indefiniteness in Quantum Mechanics

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum mechanics, objective indefiniteness, partitions

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Introduction to Quantum Logical Information Theory

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Jul 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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classical and quantum logical information theory

57.

Corporations!

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 May 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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corporations, limited liability, Citizens United, affected interests, stakeholders, democratic firms

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An Introduction to Logical Entropy and the Relation to Shannon Entropy

International Journal of Semantic Computing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, Shannon entropy, logical information theory, partition logic

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On Adjoint and Brain Functors

Axiomathes (preprint), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Aug 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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cognitive science, category theory, perception, action, heteromorphisms

On Adjoint and Brain Functors

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Jun 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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adjoint functors, brain functors, mathematical cognitive science

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Reframing the Labor Question: On Marginal Productivity Theory and the Labor Theory of Property

Review of Economics and Economic Methodology, Volume 2, Issue 1, October 2017
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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marginal productivity theory, labor theory of property, "labor question"

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On Classical and Quantum Logical Entropy

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, quantum logical entropy, Von Neumann entropy, distinctions, coherences

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On Vectorial Marginal Products and Modern Property Theory

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Dec 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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marginal productivity theory; property theory; imputation of responsibility

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The Quantum Logic of Direct-Sum Decompositions

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum logic, direct-sum decompositions, q-analogs

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Logical Information Theory: New Logical Foundations for Information Theory

Ellerman, David. 2017. “Logical Information Theory: New Foundations for Information Theory.” Logic Journal of the IGPL 25 (5 Oct.): 806–35.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, Shannon entropy

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New Light on the Objective Indefiniteness or Literal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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objective indefiniteness in QM, wave-particle duality, Shimony, partition logic, logical information theory

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Logical Entropy: Introduction to Classical and Quantum Logical Information Theory

Entropy 2018, 20, 679; doi:10.3390/e20090679
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Sep 2018
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, qudits of an observable, logic of partitions

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Rethinking Libertarianism: A Review Essay on Elizabeth Anderson’s ‘Private Government’

Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs (Preprint), 2018
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Jun 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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employment relation, corporations, employee ownership

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Book Review of Erik Olin Wright's 'Envisioning Real Utopias'

Ellerman, David. 2018. “Review: Envisioning Real Utopias by Erik Olin Wright.” Cosmos & Taxis 5 (3–4): 94–103
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 May 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Envisioning Real Utopias, worker cooperatives, Marxism, labor theory of value, G.A. Cohen

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Probability theory, quantum mechanics, objective indefiniteness, superposition