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Against Mechanism : Why Economics Needs Protection from Science :  Why Economics Needs Protection from Science - Philip Mirowski

Against Mechanism : Why Economics Needs Protection from Science

Why Economics Needs Protection from Science

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...the history of economic theory at its best.-EASTERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL

...Mirowski...is usually extremely perceptive in his criticisms....He is one of those rare economists who is fun to read. His scope of knowledge makes one feel stupid at times, but it also makes one want to learn more...THE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE

Introduction How to Protect Economics from Sciencep. 1
Physics and the """"Marginalist Revolution""""p. 11
The Sciences Were Never at War? Some Early Skirmishes between Physicists and Economistsp. 31
Macroeconomic Instability and the """"Natural"""" Processes in Early Neoclassical Economicsp. 45
Is There a Mathematical Neoinstitutional Economics?p. 57
Institutions as a Solution Concept in a Game Theory Contextp. 75
The Role of Conservation Principles in Twentieth-Century Economic Theoryp. 94
The Philosophical Foundations of Institutionalist Economicsp. 106
Rhetoric, Mathematics, and the Nature of Neoclassical Economic Theoryp. 137
Nelson and Winter's Evolutionary Theory of Economic Changep. 161
Morishima on Marxp. 171
Adam Smith, Empiricism, and the Rate of Profit in Eighteenth-Century Englandp. 191
What Do Markets Do?p. 210
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780847674367
ISBN-10: 0847674363
Series: Suny Series in Philosophy and Biology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: October 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.39