"The Philosophy of Economics" is the first work to seriously and successfully bridge twentieth-century economics and twentieth-century philosophy. Subroto Roy draws these two disciplines together and examines the basic intellectual roots of economics. This is also the first work by an economist to employ the writings of Wittgenstein and to tackle seriously the import of modern philosophy for economic thought. Unlike others in the field, Roy discusses not only the contributions of Popper, Kuhn, and Lakatos but also those of Frege, Moore, and Wittgenstein, as well as Plato and Aristotle.
"[C]ogent and, what is exceedingly rare these days, it is refreshingly lucid. . . . Roy's book is in several important respects an original contribution."
-T. W. Schultz, University of Chicago, 1974 Nobel Laureate in Economics
"It is very well written . . . extremely engaging and provocative."
-Peter T. Manicas, Queens College, City University of New York
"Subroto Roy's "Philosophy of Economics is a formidable contribution to that new and growing discipline . . . a most distinguished and valuable exploration of the nature of economic inquiry."
-John Gray, "Economic Affairs
"This well-documented study is a worthwhile contribution to the burgeoning literature on the philosophy of economics."
"[Roy's] message is for his fellow economists, urging them not to shy away from the treatment of normative issues in their discipline."
-"Economics and Philosophy
Series: International Library of Philosophy
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 16th May 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.34
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1