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New Directions in Economic Methodology : Economics As Social Theory - Professor Roger E. Backhouse

New Directions in Economic Methodology

Economics As Social Theory

Hardcover Published: 16th June 1994
ISBN: 9780415096362
Number Of Pages: 408

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In recent years there has been a flowering of work on economic methodology. However there is no longer any consensus about which direction this should take or, indeed, even what the role and content of economic methodology should be. This book reflects this diversity. Its contributors are responsible for the major developments in this field and together they give an account of all the major positions which currently prevail in economic methodology. These include attempts to rehabilitate the 'falsification' of Kuhn, Lakatos and Popper, sociology of knowledge approaches, different forms of realism, contributions from the 'rhetoric' project and other perspectives which view the economy as a text.

Prefacep. x
Introduction: New Directions in Economic Methodologyp. 1
General Perspectivesp. 25
Ends and Means in the Methodology of Economicsp. 27
Bibliographyp. 34
The Art of Economics by the Numbersp. 35
What Are the Questions?p. 50
The Sociology of Scientific Knowledgep. 75
Falsificationism: for and againstp. 107
Why I Am Not a Constructivistp. 109
Notesp. 132
Two Proposals for the Recovery of Economic Practicep. 137
Scientific Thinking without Scientific Methodp. 154
The Lakatosian Legacy in Economic Methodologyp. 173
Philosophical Perspectives on Economicsp. 193
Kuhn, Lakatos and the Character of Economicsp. 195
Bibliographyp. 212
What Is the Cognitive Status of Economic Theory?p. 216
Reorienting the Assumptions Issuep. 236
A Realist Theory for Economicsp. 257
Bibliographyp. 284
Pragmatism, Pragmaticism and Economic Methodp. 286
Economics as Discoursep. 317
How to Do a Rhetorical Analysis, and Whyp. 319
Metaphor and Economicsp. 343
The Economy as Textp. 368
Indexp. 383
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ISBN: 9780415096362
ISBN-10: 0415096367
Series: Economics As Social Theory
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 16th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1

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