Economic Methodology: Understanding Economics as a Science

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Macmillan International Higher Education, 3 nov. 2015 - 248 pagina's
In this updated second edition of Economic Methodology, the authors bring together a wealth of research and teaching experience. While explaining the principles of economic methodology, they also contextualize it within the broader philosophy of science tradition.

Economic Methodology:
• explores the status and character of economics as a social science, from when economic methodology gained formal recognition in the 1980s until today
• discusses the influence of the philosophy of science, particularly the reaction against logical positivism as exemplified by Popper, Kuhn, and Lakatos
• provides material for reflection throughout the book, including 'So what?' and 'Focus' sections, which discuss related practices or themes

Aimed at students coming to the subject for the first time, this concise, accessible textbook will help undergraduate and postgraduate students gain a thorough understanding of economics as a science.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

The Received View of Science
9
Methodologies of Positive Economics
35
Poppers Logic of Discovery
77
Kuhn and Lakatos
103
1
105
6
117
The Sociology of Scientific Knowledge
135
10
149
Rhetoric Postmodernism and Pluralism
163
Value Judgments in Economics
189
Glossary
221
12
227
Subject Index
229
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Over de auteur (2015)

Marcel Boumans is Associate Professor History and Methodology of Economics at the Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

John B. Davis is Professor of Economics, Marquette University, USA, and Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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