Academic integrity at risk. Joan Robinson’s interpretation of Marxian Economics and her ethic critique of orthodox Economic Theory

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During the twentieth century, Joan Robinson introduced Marx’s political economy into academic discussions of economic thought. This article argues that Robinson’s work generates a proposal for academic integrity in economic ideas through an ethical vision of Marx’s discourse and an epistemic critique of orthodox economic theory. Robinson’s research shows that economic theory has been characterized by hiding the interests of the bourgeoisie, consolidating an “unethical behavior”. Following Macfarlane’s (2009) work on virtue theory, it is possible to identify in Robinson’s production virtues that can enhance the academic integrity of economists.
Durante el siglo XX, Joan Robinson introdujo la economía política de Marx en las discusiones académicas del pensamiento económico. Este artículo sostiene que el trabajo de Robinson genera una propuesta de integridad académica en la economía a través de una visión ética del discurso de Marx y una crítica epistémica de la teoría económica ortodoxa. La investigación de Robinson muestra que la teoría económica se ha caracterizado por ocultar los intereses de la burguesía, consolidando un "comportamiento poco ético". Siguiendo el trabajo de Macfarlane (2009) sobre la teoría de la virtud, es posible identificar en la producción de Robinson virtudes que pueden mejorar la integridad académica de los economistas.
Durante o século 20, Joan Robinson introduziu a economia política de Marx nas discussões acadêmicas do pensamento econômico. Este artigo argumenta que a obra de Robinson gera uma proposta de integridade acadêmica em economia por meio de uma visão ética do discurso de Marx e uma crítica epistêmica da teoria econômica ortodoxa. A pesquisa de Robinson mostra que a teoria econômica tem se caracterizado por esconder os interesses da burguesia, consolidando o “comportamento antiético”. Seguindo o trabalho de Macfarlane (2009) sobre a teoria da virtude, é possível identificar virtudes na produção de Robinson que podem melhorar a integridade acadêmica dos economistas.
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