Reading Group - 8th session De 2020-12-07 a 2020-12-07
Online session, 3p.m.
The 8th session of the reading group of the PREDPOD project will take place December 7 2020 at 3pm. In this session the following article will be discussed: Lisa Herzog, "Are financial markets epistemically efficient (and if so, in the right way)?" (manuscript). Lisa Herzog, our invited speaker, will make a brief presentation of the main ideas of her paper which will be followed by a reply by Pedro Teixeira and a debate with the participants.
Lisa Herzog works at the intersection of political philosophy and economic thought. Between 2016 and 2019, she was professor for political philosophy and theory at the Technical University of Munich, since 2019 she works at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics of the University of Groningen. She holds a master (Diplom) in economics from LMU Munich, and an M.St. in Philosophy and D.Phil. in Political Theory from the University of Oxford. She has worked at, or visited, the universities of St. Gallen (CH), Leuven (BE), Frankfurt/Main (D), Utrecht (NL), and Stanford (US). She was a Rhodes Scholar (2007-2011), and in 2019, she received the Tractatus-Preis and the German Award for Philosophy and Social Ethics. Herzog has published on the philosophical dimensions of markets (both historically and systemically), liberalism and social justice, ethics in organizations and the future of work. The current focus of her work are workplace democracy, professional ethics, and the role of knowledge in democracies.
Pedro Teixeira teaches political philosophy at the Otto-Suhr Institute of Political Science (Free University of Berlin), where he recently concluded his PhD on the work of Rawls, Habermas and Honneth. From 2017 to 2019 he received a PhD Scholarship by FCT (Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation). In 2017, during his PhD, he was a visiting scholar at the Philosophy Department of Columbia University in New York. He worked as a research assistant at the Department of Finance of the London School of Economics (LSE) and at the Department of Economics of NOVA School of Business and Economics in Lisbon. His current work focuses on conceptions of socialism, political economy, theories of the market, models of democratic control of the economic sphere and on issues related to the roots of political and social normativity.