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Mark S. Peacock

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Department of Social Science

Professor
Undergraduate Program Director

Office: 742 Ross Building South
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 77176
Email: mpeacock@yorku.ca
Primary website: www.yorku.ca/mpeacock

Personal biography: I was born in England where I lived and was educated until 1996. On completing my Ph.D. in that year, I moved to Germany and lived in Berlin before taking up university appointment at Witten/Herdecke and Erfurt. I came to York in 2006 and I am associated with the Business & Society undergraduate programme and the Social and Political Thought graduate programme.

Research interests: My research focuses on most aspects of the relationship between philosophy and economics, be it from the perspective of the philosophy of science, ethics or political philosophy. I am also interested in various figures from the history of social and political thought, e.g., Aristotle, Hobbes, Marx, Keynes, Hayek. Recently I have contributed to the revival and development of the “Chartalist” theory of money.

Degrees

Ph.D., Economics and Politics, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
M.A.(Hons.), Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex
B.A., Economics, University of Sussex

Professional Leadership

Manuscript reviewing for journals/scholarly presses:

Cambridge Journal of Economics (frequent referee)
Journal of Institutional Economics
Journal of Economic Issues
Review of Political Economy
American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Journal of Business Ethics
Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Philosophy in the Contemporary World
History of the Human Sciences
Ekonomia
INTERVENTION: Journal of Economics
Analyse & Kritik
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Journal of Applied Psychology
Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics
Cambridge University Press
Edward Elgar Publishers
Anthem Press (“Other Canon” series)

Research Interests

, Social Science
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

‘Die volkswirtschaftliche Analyse einer neuen Geldform: Der Fall lokaler Tauschringe’, in D. Baecker (Hrsg.) Viele Gelder. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2003, pp. 93-119.

2003

‘Third way politics and the future of social democracy: reflections on the recent thought of Anthony Giddens’, in Birger P. Priddat (ed.) – Der bewegte Staat: Formen seiner ReForm – Notizen zur “new governance”. Marburg: Metropolis, 2000, pp. 167-196.

2000

‘Rationality and social norms’, in J. Foster (ed.) – Valuing Nature? Ethics, Economics and the Environment. London and New York: Routledge, 1997, pp.

1997

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

(with Michael Schefczyk) ‘Altruism as a thick concept’, Economics and Philosophy 26 (2), 2010, 165-187.

2010

‘Starvation and social class: Amartya Sen on markets and famines’, Review of Political Economy vol. 22 (1), 2010, pp. 57-73.

2010

‘Path-dependence in the production of scientific knowledge’, Social Epistemology vol. 23 (2), 2009, pp. 105-124.

2009

‘Transforming economics into what? Heterodox economics and critical realism’, Cambridge Journal of Economics vol. 32 (2), 2008, pp. 219-233.

2008

‘The conceptual construction of altruism: Ernst Fehr’s experimental approach to human conduct’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences vol. 37 (1), 2007, pp. 3-23.

2007

‘Rationality and the language of decision making: activating Searle’s “Background” in economic theory’, International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 33 (9), 2006, pp. 604-614.

2006

‘The moral economy of parallel currencies: an analysis of local exchange trading systems’, American Journal of Economics and Sociology vol. 65 (5), 2006, pp. 1059-1083.

2006

‘The origins of money in Ancient Greece: the political economy of coinage and exchange’, Cambridge Journal of Economics vol. 30 (4), 2006, pp. 637-650.

2006

(with Michael Schefczyk and Peter Schaber) ‘The indispensability of motives: thoughts on Fehr and altruism’, Analyse & Kritik 27 (1), 2005, pp. 188-196.

2005

‘Rationality in Leviathan: Hobbes and his game-theoretic admirers’, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought vol. 12 (2), 2005, pp. 191-213.

2005

‘No methodology without ontology: Reorienting economics’, Journal of Economic Methodology vol. 11 (3) 2004, pp. 313-319.

2004

‘On political competition: democracy, opinion and responsibility’, Constitutional Political Economy vol. 15 (2), 2004, pp. 187-204.

2004

‘State, money, catallaxy: underlabouring for a chartalist theory of money’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics vol. 26 (2), Winter 2003-4, pp. 205-225.

‘Two-tier rationality and reflexivity: an examination of the foundations of economic reason’, Review of Social Economy vol. LXI (1), 2003, pp. 74-89.

2003

‘Taking Wittgenstein seriously’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 31 (1), 2001, pp. 104-110.

2001

‘The desire to understand and the politics of Wissenschaft: an analysis of the Historikerstreit’, History of the Human Sciences vol. 14 (4), 2001, pp. 87-110.

2001

‘Charity ends with the lottery: It ain’t what you give, it’s the way that you give it’, New Economy vol. 7 (2), 2000, pp. 120-123.

2000

‘Explaining theory choice: an assessment of the critical realist contribution to explanation in science’, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour vol. 30 (3), 2000, pp. 319-339.

2000

‘Local exchange trading systems: a solution to the employment dilemma?’ Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics vol. 71 (1), 2000, pp. 55-78.

2000

‘Interpersonal comparisons of utility: some lessons from Wittgenstein’, Review of Political Economy vol. 8 (3), 1996, pp. 279-290.

1996

(with Clive Lawson and Stephen Pratten) ‘Realism, underlabouring and institutions’, Cambridge Journal of Economics vol. 20 (2), 1996, pp. 137-151.

1996

‘Hayek, realism and spontaneous order’, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour vol. 23 (3), 1993, pp. 249-264.

1993

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

‘Commentary on ‘Empirical altruism research in psychology’, Workshop on Altruism in Philosophy, Psychology, and Economic Theory, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 31 May-2 June, 2007.

2007

‘The origin of money in Ancient Greece’. Presented to the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, New York, 23-25 Feb. 2007.

2007

‘Ernst Fehr and human altruism: experimental economics from the viewpoint of the philosophy of social science’. Presented to the Eighth Annual Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, University of California, Santa Cruz, 17-19 March, 2006.

2006

‘Everyday Notions of Justice as a Constraint on Economic Activity’. Presented to the Eleventh World Congress for Social Economics, Albertville, France, 8-11 June, 2004.

2004

‘State, Money, Catallaxy: Underlabouring for a Chartalist Theory of Money’. Presented to the International Conference on the Nature, Origins, and Role of Money, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 31 March.-1 April, 2004.

2004

‘On-tologising economics: on Tony Lawson’s Reorienting Economics’. Presented to the International Network for Economic Method Conference, University of Leeds, 2-3 September, 2003.

2003

‘Explaining theory choice: an assessment of the critical realist contribution to explanation’. Presented to the Cambridge Realist Workshop Conference, University of Cambridge, 5-7 May, 2000.

2000

‘Transferring choice: some difficulties in importing economic categories into science studies’. Presented to the Workshop on Theorien über Theorien über Theorien, Graduiertes Kolleg, Bielefeld University, 1-2 July, 1999.

1999

‘The economics of science and the market for ideas: reflections on the economics and the sociology of scientific knowledge’. Presented to the Conference on the Need for a New Economics of Science, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 13-16 March, 1997.

1997

‘Choice, incommensurability and community’. Presented to the Second International Workshop on Economic Methodology, University of Cambridge, 3-5 September, 1994.

1994

‘Rationality, tradition and responsibility’. Presented to the Nordic Workshop on Economic Methodology, University of Helsinki, 3-5 June, 1993.

1993

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

'Rehabilitating Homer's Phoenicians: on some ancient and modern prejudices against trade in Homeric society', Ancient Society vol. 41, forthcoming 2011.

2011

‘The political economy of Homeric society and the origins of money’, Contributions to Political Economy vol. 29, forthcoming 2011.

2011

‘The power to choose: reformulating the concept of choice in economic theory’, forthcoming in Journal of Philosophical Economics 2011.

2011

‘Institutional normativity and the evolution of morals: a behavioural approach to ethics’, Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming 2010.

2010

‘Obligation and advantage in Hobbes’ Leviathan’, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming 2010.

2010


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/SOSC4044 6.0 A Ethics and Economics SEMR


Personal biography: I was born in England where I lived and was educated until 1996. On completing my Ph.D. in that year, I moved to Germany and lived in Berlin before taking up university appointment at Witten/Herdecke and Erfurt. I came to York in 2006 and I am associated with the Business & Society undergraduate programme and the Social and Political Thought graduate programme.

Research interests: My research focuses on most aspects of the relationship between philosophy and economics, be it from the perspective of the philosophy of science, ethics or political philosophy. I am also interested in various figures from the history of social and political thought, e.g., Aristotle, Hobbes, Marx, Keynes, Hayek. Recently I have contributed to the revival and development of the “Chartalist” theory of money.

Degrees

Ph.D., Economics and Politics, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
M.A.(Hons.), Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex
B.A., Economics, University of Sussex

Professional Leadership

Manuscript reviewing for journals/scholarly presses:

Cambridge Journal of Economics (frequent referee)
Journal of Institutional Economics
Journal of Economic Issues
Review of Political Economy
American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Journal of Business Ethics
Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Philosophy in the Contemporary World
History of the Human Sciences
Ekonomia
INTERVENTION: Journal of Economics
Analyse & Kritik
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Journal of Applied Psychology
Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics
Cambridge University Press
Edward Elgar Publishers
Anthem Press (“Other Canon” series)

Research Interests

, Social Science

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

‘Die volkswirtschaftliche Analyse einer neuen Geldform: Der Fall lokaler Tauschringe’, in D. Baecker (Hrsg.) Viele Gelder. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2003, pp. 93-119.

2003

‘Third way politics and the future of social democracy: reflections on the recent thought of Anthony Giddens’, in Birger P. Priddat (ed.) – Der bewegte Staat: Formen seiner ReForm – Notizen zur “new governance”. Marburg: Metropolis, 2000, pp. 167-196.

2000

‘Rationality and social norms’, in J. Foster (ed.) – Valuing Nature? Ethics, Economics and the Environment. London and New York: Routledge, 1997, pp.

1997

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

(with Michael Schefczyk) ‘Altruism as a thick concept’, Economics and Philosophy 26 (2), 2010, 165-187.

2010

‘Starvation and social class: Amartya Sen on markets and famines’, Review of Political Economy vol. 22 (1), 2010, pp. 57-73.

2010

‘Path-dependence in the production of scientific knowledge’, Social Epistemology vol. 23 (2), 2009, pp. 105-124.

2009

‘Transforming economics into what? Heterodox economics and critical realism’, Cambridge Journal of Economics vol. 32 (2), 2008, pp. 219-233.

2008

‘The conceptual construction of altruism: Ernst Fehr’s experimental approach to human conduct’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences vol. 37 (1), 2007, pp. 3-23.

2007

‘Rationality and the language of decision making: activating Searle’s “Background” in economic theory’, International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 33 (9), 2006, pp. 604-614.

2006

‘The moral economy of parallel currencies: an analysis of local exchange trading systems’, American Journal of Economics and Sociology vol. 65 (5), 2006, pp. 1059-1083.

2006

‘The origins of money in Ancient Greece: the political economy of coinage and exchange’, Cambridge Journal of Economics vol. 30 (4), 2006, pp. 637-650.

2006

(with Michael Schefczyk and Peter Schaber) ‘The indispensability of motives: thoughts on Fehr and altruism’, Analyse & Kritik 27 (1), 2005, pp. 188-196.

2005

‘Rationality in Leviathan: Hobbes and his game-theoretic admirers’, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought vol. 12 (2), 2005, pp. 191-213.

2005

‘No methodology without ontology: Reorienting economics’, Journal of Economic Methodology vol. 11 (3) 2004, pp. 313-319.

2004

‘On political competition: democracy, opinion and responsibility’, Constitutional Political Economy vol. 15 (2), 2004, pp. 187-204.

2004

‘State, money, catallaxy: underlabouring for a chartalist theory of money’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics vol. 26 (2), Winter 2003-4, pp. 205-225.

‘Two-tier rationality and reflexivity: an examination of the foundations of economic reason’, Review of Social Economy vol. LXI (1), 2003, pp. 74-89.

2003

‘Taking Wittgenstein seriously’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 31 (1), 2001, pp. 104-110.

2001

‘The desire to understand and the politics of Wissenschaft: an analysis of the Historikerstreit’, History of the Human Sciences vol. 14 (4), 2001, pp. 87-110.

2001

‘Charity ends with the lottery: It ain’t what you give, it’s the way that you give it’, New Economy vol. 7 (2), 2000, pp. 120-123.

2000

‘Explaining theory choice: an assessment of the critical realist contribution to explanation in science’, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour vol. 30 (3), 2000, pp. 319-339.

2000

‘Local exchange trading systems: a solution to the employment dilemma?’ Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics vol. 71 (1), 2000, pp. 55-78.

2000

‘Interpersonal comparisons of utility: some lessons from Wittgenstein’, Review of Political Economy vol. 8 (3), 1996, pp. 279-290.

1996

(with Clive Lawson and Stephen Pratten) ‘Realism, underlabouring and institutions’, Cambridge Journal of Economics vol. 20 (2), 1996, pp. 137-151.

1996

‘Hayek, realism and spontaneous order’, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour vol. 23 (3), 1993, pp. 249-264.

1993

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

‘Commentary on ‘Empirical altruism research in psychology’, Workshop on Altruism in Philosophy, Psychology, and Economic Theory, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 31 May-2 June, 2007.

2007

‘The origin of money in Ancient Greece’. Presented to the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, New York, 23-25 Feb. 2007.

2007

‘Ernst Fehr and human altruism: experimental economics from the viewpoint of the philosophy of social science’. Presented to the Eighth Annual Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, University of California, Santa Cruz, 17-19 March, 2006.

2006

‘Everyday Notions of Justice as a Constraint on Economic Activity’. Presented to the Eleventh World Congress for Social Economics, Albertville, France, 8-11 June, 2004.

2004

‘State, Money, Catallaxy: Underlabouring for a Chartalist Theory of Money’. Presented to the International Conference on the Nature, Origins, and Role of Money, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 31 March.-1 April, 2004.

2004

‘On-tologising economics: on Tony Lawson’s Reorienting Economics’. Presented to the International Network for Economic Method Conference, University of Leeds, 2-3 September, 2003.

2003

‘Explaining theory choice: an assessment of the critical realist contribution to explanation’. Presented to the Cambridge Realist Workshop Conference, University of Cambridge, 5-7 May, 2000.

2000

‘Transferring choice: some difficulties in importing economic categories into science studies’. Presented to the Workshop on Theorien über Theorien über Theorien, Graduiertes Kolleg, Bielefeld University, 1-2 July, 1999.

1999

‘The economics of science and the market for ideas: reflections on the economics and the sociology of scientific knowledge’. Presented to the Conference on the Need for a New Economics of Science, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 13-16 March, 1997.

1997

‘Choice, incommensurability and community’. Presented to the Second International Workshop on Economic Methodology, University of Cambridge, 3-5 September, 1994.

1994

‘Rationality, tradition and responsibility’. Presented to the Nordic Workshop on Economic Methodology, University of Helsinki, 3-5 June, 1993.

1993

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

'Rehabilitating Homer's Phoenicians: on some ancient and modern prejudices against trade in Homeric society', Ancient Society vol. 41, forthcoming 2011.

2011

‘The political economy of Homeric society and the origins of money’, Contributions to Political Economy vol. 29, forthcoming 2011.

2011

‘The power to choose: reformulating the concept of choice in economic theory’, forthcoming in Journal of Philosophical Economics 2011.

2011

‘Institutional normativity and the evolution of morals: a behavioural approach to ethics’, Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming 2010.

2010

‘Obligation and advantage in Hobbes’ Leviathan’, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming 2010.

2010


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/SOSC4044 6.0 A Ethics and Economics SEMR