Building an Integral Economic Science

Building an Integral Economic Science
Opportunities and Challenges
By Christian Arnsperger
This article delineates some directions in which economic science ought to move if the discipline is going to embrace an integral vision. Such an embrace is far from realized today, mainly because rampant materialism and positivism have made economics into a sophisticated Right-Hand science.
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Published: 05-24-2012
Length: 16 Pages
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This article delineates some directions in which economic science ought to move if the discipline is going to embrace an integral vision. Such an embrace is far from realized today, mainly because rampant materialism and positivism have made economics into a sophisticated Right-Hand science. Recent advances have not changed this. The author argues that an integrallinformed economic science would have to break away from such habits of thinking and include practices designed to bring first- and second-person perspectives into standard, third-person approaches. It would also have to become an evolutionary/developmental discipline in a way that it has not up to now, by accepting the notion of alienation and the idea that most of us do not usually live up to our fullest potentials, both individual and collective.