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Dr. D.F. (Dirk) Damsma

Faculty of Economics and Business
Sectie Macro & International Economics

Visiting address
  • Roetersstraat 11
  • Room number: E 3.68
Postal address
  • Postbus 15867
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
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    Thesis coordinator, lecturer and member of the faculty exam committee.

    Short Bio

    Thesis coordinator with more than a decade of experience in university and polytechnics teaching, coordination and course development. My specialty is economic methodology and methodology of or for Business Studies, but at Bachelor level I taught everything from financial accounting to law of property. My dissertation dealt with the relation between Marx and Hegel and its implications for mathematical model building in economics. Brill has contracted my dissertation for publication in their Historical Materialism book series.


    Macro-economics, Thesis seminars, Economic methodology.

    Research interests

    Economic methodology, methodology of business studies, history of economic thought, systematic dialectical methodology and mathematical model building.

  • Other Media

    My dissertation sparked some interest in mathematical circles. As a result, the Koninklijk Wiskundig Genootschap (Royal Society of Mathematics), interviewed me for the March issue of their periodical Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde (New archive for Mathematics):


    Hek, Geertje (2015). In de verdediging. In Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 16 (1), 62-64.



  • Publications


    • Damsma, D. (2011). Set theory and geometry in Hegel. Hegel-Jahrbuch, 2011, 54-58. [details]


    • Damsma, D. F. (2015). On the articulation of systematic-dialectical methodology and mathematics. [details]


    • Damsma, D. (2011). On the dialectical foundations of mathematics. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details]


    • Damsma, D. (2010). Qualitative and quantitative analysis in systematic dialectics: Marx vs. Hegel and Arthur vs. Smith. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, School of Economics. [details]


    • Damsma, D. (2009). Marx's systematic dialectics and mathematics and their articulation in his 'Schemes of reproduction'. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]


    • Damsma, D. (2008). On the dialectical foundations of mathematics. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details]
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