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Economics and Hermeneutics - Don Lavoie

Economics and Hermeneutics

By: Don Lavoie (Editor)

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Published: 2nd May 1991
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Hermeneutics has become a major topic of debate throughout the scholarly community. What has been called the "interpretive turn" has led to interesting new approaches in both the human and social sciences, and has helped to transform divided disciplines by bringing them closer together. Yet one of the largest and most important social sciences economics has so far been almost completely left out of the transformation.
"Economics and Hermeneutics" takes a significant step towards filling this gap by introducing scholars on both sides of the divide to ways that hermeneutics might help economists address some of their most important problems. Among the topics addressed are entrepreneurship, price theory, rational expectations, monetary theory, welfare economics, and economic policy. The approaches to economics represented include the Austrian school, McCloskey's "rhetoric" approach, Marxian critical theory and institutionalism.

." . . the contributors to this volume have scored a resounding victory in their critique of neo-classical economic theory. . . . I found most of the essays contained in this volume to be of a uniformly high quality." -"The Canadian Journal of Law and Society ." . . offers a useful introduction to various strands of hermeneutics, placing these in an economic context. It attempts to indicate the significance of hermeneutics for economics." -"Review of Political Economy

Contributors
Lawrence A. Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Tyler Cowen, George Mason University
Richard Ebling, Hillsdale College
Arjo Klamer, George Mason University
Randall Kroszner, University of Chicago
Ludwig M. Lachmann, University of Witwaterstrand
G.B. Madison, McMaster University
Uskali Maki, University of Helsinki
Donald N. McCloskey, University of Iowa
Philip Mirowski, Notre Dame University
Tom G. Palmer, Catholic University
Ralph Rector, George Mason University
Jon D. Wisman, The American University
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ISBN: 9780415059503
ISBN-10: 041505950X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 2nd May 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1