Rigor versus dogmatism in the cultural debate

June 2, 12.30 p.m.

Knowledge has the central characteristic of provisionality subject to refutations, in science there is no such thing as verification but transitory corroboration. Dogmatisms are equivalent to ideologies in the most generalized sense of the term, which means the matter is finished, closed and unassailable. The freedom of expression, the absence of curricular impositions and the counter-incentives generated by the tragedy of the commons conspire against education as a transmission of values of reciprocal respect.



Alberto Benegas Lynch-Ph.D. in Economics (UCA) and Management (UADE)

Alberto Benegas Lynch (Jr.) is a Doctor in Economics (UCA) and a Doctor in Management Sciences (UADE). He is President of the Economic Sciences Section of the National Academy of Sciences of Buenos Aires and is a member of the National Academy of Economic Sciences. He is corresponding academic of the National Academy of Economics of Uruguay, member of the Scientific Committee of Market Processes. European Journal of Political Economy in Madrid and member of the Advisory Board in Advances in Austrian Economics in New York. He is author of twenty eight books, besides another ten in collaboration and four as co-author. He was tenured professor through competition at the University of Buenos Aires and he taught in five university careers: Economic Sciences, Law, Engineering, Sociology and in the Department of History of Philosophy and Letters. He was full professor of the subject The Austrian School as an alternative paradigm in economics in the doctorate of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the UCA and Director of the Doctorate Department of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of La Plata and, during 23 years, president of ESEADE where he is Professor Emeritus. He was economic advisor of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, The Argentine Chamber of Commerce, the Argentine Rural Society and of the Inter-American Council of Commerce and Production. He was twice Member of the Board of Mont Pelerin Society, is member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs (London), is Academic Associate of Cato Institute (Washington DC) and of Ludwig von Mises Institute (Auburn), member of the Institute of Methodology of the Social Sciences of the National Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Buenos Aires and received honorary degrees from universities in his country and abroad. He is President of the Freedom and Progress Foundation (Fundación Libertad y Progreso) in Argentina and President of the Editorial Board of the Argentine subsidiary of Unión Editorial of Madrid.


Fecha Cursada Requisito
June 2, 12.30 p.m.
Libre, no arancelada, previa inscripción



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