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Naive Category Theory for Law and Finance

donderdag, 1 december, 2016 - 14:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculteit: Law and Criminology
Gebouw C, 4de verdiep
Law & Criminology Talk

Some Thoughts on the Philosophical Foundations of 21st Century Financial Instruments

Organised by Chair Stewardship of Finance
Introduced by Prof. Dr. Mireille Hildebrandt


We shall examine the applicability and applications of naive category theory to the construction of socio-synthetic financial instruments aimed at achieving the social good‎. Part I of the talk will cover the motivation and philosophy of naive category theory, as well as heuristics, comparability, analogy and metaphors of instantiation to universalisation. An Interlude will provide a Rosetta Stone of a repertoire of category theory gadgets translated into ordinary legal and financial language.  And Part II will provide a review of one of the major findings of NCT in terms Default Invariance Categories across various legal and financial phenomena including credit rating agencies, shadow banking system and financial derivative structures. If we have time, we will also explore how to create new financial instruments aimed at achieving the social good.

Biographical  note

Joseph Tanega, BA Philosophy (Princeton University), M.Phil (Oxford University Social Anthropology, Juris Doctor (University of San Diego School of Law), Reader in Law, University of Westminster, UK

 Free entrance, no registration  required (limited seats).