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On the Methodology of Economics and the Formalist Revolution : Elgar Monographs - T.W. Hutchison

On the Methodology of Economics and the Formalist Revolution

Elgar Monographs

Hardcover Published: January 2000
ISBN: 9781840640403
Number Of Pages: 392

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These essays examine the methodological problems confronting economists in the face of two major developments in the 2nd half of the 20th Cent.: the increase in writings on the methodology or philosophy of economics; and the formalist revolution.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introduction: the methodology of economics and the formalist revolution (1999)p. 1
On the relations between philosophy and economics
Frontier problems in an era of departmentalized and internationalized 'professionalism' (1996)p. 29
To what kind of philosophical problems should economists address themselves? (1997)p. 54
On prediction and economic knowledge (1977)p. 78
'Crisis' in the 1970s: the crisis of abstraction (1977)p. 102
The Keynesian revolution, uncertainty, and deductive general theory (1978)p. 133
The limitations of general theories in macroeconomics (1981)p. 148
Changing aims in economics (1992)p. 176
Ultra-deductivism from Nassau Senior to Lionel Robbins and Daniel Hausman (1998)p. 255
Two cheers for formalism? No: one, at most (1999)p. 303
From The Wealth of Nations to modern general equilibrium 'theory': methodological comparisons and contrasts (1998-99)p. 313
A brief anthology of methodological maxims and apercus (1997-99)p. 355
Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9781840640403
ISBN-10: 1840640405
Series: Elgar Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: January 2000
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73

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