Economics and the Philosophy of Science
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Economics and the Philosophy of Science

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This is a theoretical examination of the scientific assumptions underlying much of economic theory. Part I discusses the philosophy of science in general, including the work of Popper, Lakatos, Feyerabend, Bartley, Kuhn, Fleck, Polyani, Toulmin, and Hanson. Part II focuses on Popper, Lakatos, and Kuhn and their philosophies of economics. The author concludes that economists abuse methodology, especially paradigms that are used to demonstrate that a given school of thought is more scientific than another.show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 154.4 x 231.1 x 21.8mm | 477.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195082745
  • 9780195082746
  • 918,044

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important book ... providing economists, social scientists, and historians with the necessary background to discuss methodological matters with authority * University Press Book News *show more

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This important new book examines the reliability of this practice, while providing economists, social scientists, and historians with necessary background to discuss methodological matters with authority.show more

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