biro gabor 2019 kep 


research fellow

Email: biro.gabor.istvan at

List of publications

Research group


Value-Polarizations in Science

Phone numbers
Room number


+36 1 224 6700/4166
Research area


history of economic thought, philosophy of economics, philosophy of social sciences, science and technology studies (STS), economic thought and philosophy of Michael Polanyi.

Research project


2016-2017 Michael Polanyi and economic policy; ÚNKP-16-3

2019- Lendület "Morals and Science"



BME GTK, Dept. of Philosophy and History of Science

Selected publications from the last five years


(2024). Bíró, G. I., "The Case of the Missing Potatoes: Reconsidering Michael Polanyi's Spontaneous Order," Global Intellectual History (Taylor & Francis), doi: 10.1080/23801883.2023.2193704

(2024). Bíró, G. I., "The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Enlightenment! Towards a Post-Critical Age of Reason," In: Peter Hartl (ed.), Science, Faith, Society: New Essays on the Philosophy of Michael Polanyi (Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024), Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action 13, doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-51228-5_8

(2022). Bíró, G. I., Humanity and Nature in Economic Thought: Searching for the Organic Origins of the Economy, London: Routledge.

(2022). Bíró, G. I., "From Red Spirit to Underperforming Pyramids and Coercive Institutions: Michael Polanyi Against Economic Planning," History of European Ideas (Taylor & Francis), 48(6): 811-847, doi: 10.1080/01916599.2021.2009359

(2020). Bíró, G. I., "Michael Polanyi's Neutral Keynesianism and the First Economics Film, 1933 to 1945," Journal of the History of Economic Thought (Cambridge University Press), 42(3): 335-356. doi: 10.1017/S1053837219000476