Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

AISSR Great Thinkers Seminar Series

During this new series AISSR faculty members present the work of a great thinker in the field of social sciences immersing us in key features of the social science canon and ‘Great Thinkers’ and to explore contributions across disciplinary lines.

  • Great Thinkers

    About AISSR Great Thinkers Seminar Series

    In this new series social science researchers present the work of a great thinker in their field immersing us in key features of the social science canon. They shall explore contributions of Great Thinkers across disciplinary lines. In the ...

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  • Amartya Sen

    YouTube: Nicky Pouw presents the work of Amartya Kumar Sen

    Dr Nicky Pouw presents the work of Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-), Indian philosopher and economist and Nobel Prize winner for his theoretical contributions to the ethics of economics and his life-long work on poverty and famines.

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  • Adam Smith

    YouTube: Geoffrey Underhill presents the work of Adam Smith

    Professor Geoffrey Underhill presents the work of Adam Smith. Adam Smith (1723 -1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. During his lecture Underhill will explore the ...

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  • Hannah Arendt

    YouTube: Barak Kalir presents Hannah Arendt

    At a time when the world takes a sharp turn to the right, and as millions of people escape their state in search of refuge in Europe and elsewhere, revisiting the work of Hannah Arendt could hardly be more timely for an exploration of themes such ...

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  • Mary Douglas

    YouTube: Ria Reis presents Mary Douglas

    In 1949 Mary Douglas, then 28 years old, started her lifelong search for a sociological theory of meaning. A theory to help understand how in specific ecological and historical contexts people, simultaneously create particular patterns of society ...

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