Mind Matters

Slavisa Tasic. 2013. Mind Matters. Kyklos 2013 66(3):403-416.

15 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2014 Last revised: 9 Sep 2014

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This paper argues that two different worldviews may be identified in economics and hypothesizes about the origins of this differentiation. I argue that the differences in economic worldviews go beyond technical academic, methodological or ideological distinctions; instead, they may be related to both old conceptions of the two types of mind and some newer findings in cognitive neuroscience. In particular, I analyze the recent developments in economics from the brain lateralization point of view and argue that some salient trends in economic thought are largely compatible with the hypothesis of the increased left brain hemisphere dominance.

Suggested Citation

Tasic, Slavisa, Mind Matters (2013). Slavisa Tasic. 2013. Mind Matters. Kyklos 2013 66(3):403-416.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2492576

Slavisa Tasic (Contact Author)

University of Mary ( email )

Bismarck, ND
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