George Soros's theory of reflexivity: a comparison with the theories of Giddens and Beck and a consideration of its practical value

  title={George Soros's theory of reflexivity: a comparison with the theories of Giddens and Beck and a consideration of its practical value},
  author={Christopher G. A. Bryant},
  journal={Economy and Society},
  pages={112 - 131}
  • C. Bryant
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Economics
  • Economy and Society
George Soros has won recognition as one of the most successful financial speculators of all time and one of the most munificent philanthropists in the world today. He claims that his success is connected with his fallibilist philosophy and his heterodox economics. Economists have dismissed his ideas as variously bizarre or banal but for sociologists they should strike a chord as at their heart is a theory of reflexivity. The one sociologist to have recognized this is Anthony Giddens, but he has… 
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