Fallibility, reflexivity, and the human uncertainty principle. George Soros*. Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations, New York, NY, USA. When I first read The Alchemy of Finance by George Soros, I thought his “theory of reflexivity” was absurd. It seemed to be an ex post facto. In epistemology, and more specifically, the sociology of knowledge, reflexivity refers to circular . Economic philosopher George Soros, influenced by ideas put forward by his tutor, Karl Popper (), has been an active promoter of the.

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The same process can operate in reverse leading to a catastrophic collapse in prices.

Economic philosopher George Sorosinfluenced by ideas put forward soors his tutor, Karl Popper[2] has been an active promoter of the relevance of reflexivity to economics, first propounding it publicly in his book The Alchemy of Finance.

He knew that market participants are prone to be irrational, and that they make mistakes and have emotions. And if a trade was about to go in the wrong direction George did have his own ways some questionable of being able to identify in advance his errors and why that may lead to his position moving against him.

Studies of play and tricksters further expanded ideas about reflexive cultural practices. Human thoughts and emotions are what drive security prices. Gsorge site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Nonetheless, many anthropologists have accused the “writing cultures” approach of muddying the scientific aspects of anthropology with too much introspection about fieldwork relationships, and reflexive anthropology have been heavily attacked by more positivist anthropologists.


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A tree is objective and is a part of physical reality. The New Paradigm veorge Financial Markets: Views Read Edit View history.

So I will leave you with this last piece of advice that I myself have tried to utilize as much as I can. On the one hand, participants seek to understand reality; on the other, they seek to bring about a desire outcome.

InSoros funded the launch of the Institute for New Economic Thinking with the hope that it would develop reflexivity further. A period of testing may intervene when either earnings or expectations waiver CD.

Then after a couple of minutes my mind starts to realize that it is really hot and I need to turn on the AC or open a window. This points to a general feature of naturalised epistemologiesthat such theories of knowledge allow for specific fields of research to elucidate other fields as part of an overall self-reflective process: Investment is self-financing as investment expenditure for one firm is a source of revenue for another.

More broadly, reflexivity is considered to occur when the observations or actions of observers in the social system affect the very situations they are observing, or theory being formulated is disseminated to and affects the behaviour of the individuals or systems the reflexivjty is meant to be objectively modelling.

Symbolic sooros, mediation and the transformation of ritual context: It is based on the thinking participants’ perception and the feedback loop that results from that thinking.

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Although they’re supposed to be above the fray, they are also participants with their own institutional interests and biases. This makes the collective thinking of all humans in the market effect stock prices and the results of their thoughts on stock prices further affects how market participants view stock prices.


Journal of Social Theory. Retrieved from ” https: My reflexiviity may not strike the reader as particularly well organized, but they are certainly more consistent than they would have been if I had not taking the trouble to georhe them in writing.

They can play with, comment upon, debate, modify, and objectify culture through manipulating many different features in recognized ways. The prophecy has gekrge constitutive impact on the outcome or result, changing the outcome from what would otherwise have happened. Within sociology more broadly—the field of origin— reflexivity means an act of self-reference where examination or action “bends back on”, refers to, and affects the entity instigating the action or examination.

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Reflexivity (social theory)

When I finally discovered what was wrong my backache usually went away. If the checkbox above is unchecked, and you click the submit button below, your comment might appear only once in your browser, i.

I believe the collapse of the Japanese stock market will prove to be one of the landmarks of contemporary financial history. In anthropology, reflexivity has come to have two distinct meanings, one that refers to the researcher’s awareness of an analytic focus on his or her relationship to the field of study, and the other that attends to the ways that cultural practices involve consciousness and commentary on themselves. Policy Sociology as a Public Good.