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Gerald Gutenschwager

Gutenschwager, Gerald

Gutenschwager, Gerald

Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA;
Scientific Fellow, Department of Regional Planning and Development,
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

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Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA;
Scientific Fellow, Department of Regional Planning and Development,
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Formal education and experience have focused on research, education and administration in relation to planning, international development, urbanization, and health. These concerns have prompted investigations and experiments in social theory,planning theory, educational gaming and simulation, social change, time budgets, the political economy of health and the philosophy of social science.Additional research has focused on modernism and postmodernism as expressed in social theory, urbanism and architecture. Practical work experience has ranged from a city planning department in the U.S. (Chicago) to an extensive tenure with public and private agencies and offices overseas in Athens, Greece.Teaching experience has ranged from junior high to graduate school and with students from all of the continents over a sixty year period since the 1950s. Publications include numerous articles, reviews and presentations, as well as two books: The Political Economy of Health in Modern Greece (1989), Athens, Greece: The National Center of Social Research (in Greek), and Planning and Social Science; a Humanistic Approach (2004). Lanham, MD: University Press of America, also published in Greek by The University of Thessaly Publications, Volos, Greece.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Revisiting our Evolutionary Path: The Search for Holistic Education in a Fragmented World   ( Economic Theory ), ( Education ), ( New Economics ), ( Knowledge, Science & Values )
Abstract When the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) was founded, it sought to address the gap between science and society, or rather the apparent unwillingness or inability of scientists to address their responsibilities as important members of society. This problem is related to the growing disparity between tool making and symbol making, those ancient skills that brought humans to the highest stage in the evolutionary process (at least until now?). Symbols—language, mathematics...
From Epicurus to Maslow   ( New Economics ), ( Social Welfare )
Happiness Then and Now and the Place of the Human Being in Social Theory Get Full Text in PDF Πάντων χρημάτων μέτρον άνθρωπος ΠρωταγόραςThe human being is the measure of all things- Protagoras Abstract Protagoras said, "The human being is the measure of all things". This implies, among other things, that language, science and religion are human inventions, as are economics, money, efficiency, race, conflict, etc. As symbol-using animals, we have created these concepts to serve our purposes....