Biografía de Jon Elster

¿Quién fue Jon Elster?

Jon Elster vino al mundo en Oslo, en la Noruega de 1953. Es philosophyadjunct professor at the University Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) y professor of the Graduate School,Columbia University and he spends half of each year at the University of Oslo.

graduated in political science from the University of Oslo in 1976. He did further graduate work at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (1976-77) in Trondheim and at Columbia University (1977-78) in New York and completed his Ph.D. in 1978 at the University of Oslo on the subject of ‘Reason and Rationality’ (Grunn og Grunngjeving, Ed. Pax in Norwegian, Hurst & Company in English and Cambridge University Press in French) Winner of the Swedish Academy’s Albert Bonnier Prize for this work (1979) and of the Hans Reinhart Prize from Cornell University (1980).

Elster obtained accelerated Doctor of Letters at the University of Oslo (2003) and honorary doctorates from the University of Bologna (2005) and Columbia University (2009). He has been a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters since 1981 and of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences since 1987. Elster obtained a Research Council of Norway Advanced Grant in 2008 and is the special movements member of the French Ecology, Resilience and Biodiversity Center (CERB-CNRS). Jon was elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society in 2008.

Elster’s current research interests include the problems of freedom and self-control, the history of equality and democracy and the analysis of the theory of constitutional democracy. Among the publications in these areas are Reason and Rationality (1982), Sour Grapes (1983), Making Sense of Marx (1985), Ulysses and the Sirens (1979), Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences (1989), Local Justice (1992), After the Rights Revolution (1990), Analyses of Animus (1993), Deliberative Democracy (1998) and Alchemies of the Mind (1999), as well as Ulysses Unbound: Studies in Rationality, Precommitment, and Constraints (2000) and many edited volumes. So: Rational Choice, Explaining the Social Sciences, Making Sense of Marx and Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences. He also edited in 2009 an issue of Ratio in honor of Amartya Sen.

Rational Choice, Explaining the Social Sciences, Making Sense of Marx y Nuts and Bolts

Belonging to final publications is Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences (2007) y ‘Dyadic Democracy: A Theory of Subsystem Change in Small Groups and Organizations’ (2009)..

Escrito por: Gonzalo Jiménez

Licenciado en Filosofía en la Universidad de Granada (UGR), con Máster en Filosofía Contemporánea en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Desde 2015, se ha desempeñado como docente universitario y como colaborador en diversas publicaciones Académicas, con artículos y ensayos. Es aficionado a la lectura de textos antiguos y le gustan las películas y los gatos.