Jon Elster: From Marx to Emotions
Department seminar: In addition to his honory doctor lecture, Jon Elster will hold an autobiographical lecture on the topic Marx and emotions.
Jon Elster has made important contributions to several fields, including rational choice theory, political science, and sociology. Photo: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Jon Elster (born February 22, 1940, Oslo) is a Norwegian social and political theorist who has authored works in the philosophy of social science and rational choice theory. He is also a notable proponent of analytical Marxism, and a critic of neoclassical economics and public choice theory, largely on behavioral and psychological grounds. In 2016, he was awarded the 22nd Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for his contributions to Political Science.