Reflection without Rules: Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory / Edition 1

Reflection without Rules: Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory / Edition 1

by D. Wade Hands
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521797969

ISBN-13: 9780521797962

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reflection without Rules offers a comprehensive, pointed exploration of the methodological tradition in economics and the breakdown of the received view within the philosophy of science. Professor Hands investigates economists' use of naturalistic and sociological paradigms to model economic phenomena and assesses the roles of pragmatism, discourse, and

Overview

Reflection without Rules offers a comprehensive, pointed exploration of the methodological tradition in economics and the breakdown of the received view within the philosophy of science. Professor Hands investigates economists' use of naturalistic and sociological paradigms to model economic phenomena and assesses the roles of pragmatism, discourse, and situatedness in discussions of economic practice before turning to a systematic exploration of more recent developments in economic methodology. The treatment emphasizes the changes taking place in science theory and its relationship to the movement away from a rules-based view of economic methodology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521797962
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The methodological tradition in economics; 3. The breakdown of the received view within the philosophy of science; 4. The naturalistic turn; 5. The sociological turn; 6. Pragmatism, discourse, and situatedness; 7. Recent developments in economic methodology; 8. The economic turn; 9. Conclusion.

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