Sunday, January 12, 2014

Intellectual Spotlight: Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Today I wrote a few notes regarding the profile on Simon Kuznets, who won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1971 - but I've yet to synthethise my thoughts regarding Kuznets' win and flesh out a proper profile.

As I predicted, and as I originally intended - with this Nobel Prize in Economics Profile Series, I've gotten more than what I bargained for. In looking to understand more about what lies behind past and present economic theory, and how the different prizes represent (pardon the redundant use of terms to denote points in time) the past, present and future in mainstream and heterodox economics, I've found out about different Economists, Intellectuals, Politicians, Revolutionaries and all around influential people through the tangential topics that are related to the different schools of economic thought that have shaped the history of economic thought

One of the people I read about today that falls neatly into one of the aforementioned categories is  Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a professor at Harvard Law School and a Brazilian politician, who knows the topics I've only begun to learn about inside-out.

Roberto Mangabeira Unger
As an aside and complement to this series, I will make sure to mention these people, to effectively archive their significance as part of the whole that makes up the social science and politics-led world we all live in today.

References:

Roberto Mangabeira's website.

An interesting video in which Roberto Mangabeira speaks of what could be.