Piotr Maria Szafruga Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Piotr Maria Szafruga

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Piotr Szafruga is a researcher in political economy and an analytical consultant. He holds a PhD degree in political science from the Jagiellonian University, master degree in mathematics from the same university and master degree in economics from the King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. His main interest are theory of spontaneous order, political economy and philosophy of science.

Biography

Piotr Szafruga holds a PhD degree in political science from the Institute of Political Science and
International Relations of the Jagiellonian University. He also holds a master degree in mathematics
from the same university and master degree in economics from the King Juan Carlos University in
Madrid. Currently he works as an independent researcher and analytical consultant.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Theory of spontaneous order, political economy, philosophy of science, graph theory (critical graphs, nonrepetitive coloring of graphs).

Personal Interests

    He loves spending time on long hikes in mountains. This led him to thru-hike some long distance trails, such as Pacific Crest Trail, Arizona Trail and Israel National Trail. He also enjoys flying gliders and playing bridge.

Books

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 Featured Title - Politics and the Theory of Spontaneous Order: Szafruga - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric

The Anti-Naturalistic Legacy of Menger and Mises


Published: Mar 16, 2019 by Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric
Authors: Piotr Szafruga
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Philosophy

The article focuses on the anti-naturalism of Menger and Mises. It presents an approach of both scholars as stemming from epistemological anti-naturalism and demonstrating similarities to social phenomenology. The article also discusses the anti-naturalistic perspective on the basis of Hayek’s conception of sensory order.The latter allowed addressing the problem of validity of methodological dualism and established a sound foundation for the methodology of the Austrian School of Economics.

Politeja

Is the state necessary? The case of Somali Economy


Published: Mar 16, 2016 by Politeja
Authors: Piotr Szafruga
Subjects: Political Science, Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

The state is often considered a necessary condition for existence of social order and economic development. In the paper this approach is confronted with the case of stateless Somalia. Without government since 1991 this country provides an opportunity to investigate emergence of institutions and stateless society. Use of the comparative institutional allows to corroborate argument according to which anarchy can be more successful than state in providing stabilization and economic development.

Historyka

Placing History Within Social Sciences


Published: Mar 16, 2016 by Historyka
Authors: Piotr Szafruga
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, History, Philosophy

The article presents the problem of whether history belongs to the social sciences from the perspective of the demarcation problem and the distinction between the natural and social sciences. Human cognitive limits and the theory-laden character of an observation form an argument in favour of the hermeneutical dimension of scientific explanation.Following the notion of science as a highly organised cognitive process, this allows considering history as a part of the social sciences.

The Changing Places and Faces of War

Role of Social Order in Foreign Interventions in Somalia


Published: Mar 16, 2014 by The Changing Places and Faces of War
Authors: Piotr Szafruga
Subjects: Political Science

State-building initiatives recognize existence of state structures as an essential for establishing stability and peace. In this paper above approach is confronted with the examples of foreign involvement in Somalia. This country is an example of stateless society and emergent order which allowed economic growth. Additionally, lack of recognition of spontaneous institutions undermines foreign attempts to stabilize situation and can be a source of the conflict by itself.

Information Processing Letters

Online version of the theorem of Thue


Published: Mar 16, 2013 by Information Processing Letters
Authors: Jarosłaaw Grytczuk, Piotr Szaffruga, Michał Zmarz
Subjects: Information Science

A sequence S is nonrepetitive if no two adjacent blocks of S are the same. In the online variant a nonrepetitive sequence is formed during a play between two players: Bob is choosing a position in a sequence and Alice is inserting a symbol on that position from a set A. Game ends if Bob can force Alice to create a repetition. We prove that Alice has a strategy to play arbitrarily long if the size of the set A is at least 12. The proof is based on nonrepetitive colorings of outerplanar graphs.