Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Seminar Programme (current)

Michaelmas Term 2022

Conveners: Dr Louise Braddock, Professor Paul Tod, Dr Niall Gildea

Monday 14th November 2022 

Louise Braddock, 'Economics, Semiotics, and Psychoanalysis: A Case for an Interpretive Science of Economics.'

If semiosis is the intrinsic meaningfulness of the things we humans are in relation to, we may ask what the importance of this is for economics? One answer is, that what the two economic fields, the psychoanalytic and the social-scientific, share is the interest (sociological) and obversely the anxiety (psychological) human beings direct at the (material) conditions under which they can not just persist but flourish, in an uncertain natural and social world. Both individually and collectively, meaning-making is the activity through which the habitable world is made hospitable to human beings.

To register, please email Paul Tod at The seminar, which is pre-recorded, will be available as an online link throughout the term.