Schumpeter and the Idea of Social Science: A Metatheoretical Study

Schumpeter and the Idea of Social Science: A Metatheoretical Study

by Yuichi Shionoya
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521037964

ISBN-13: 9780521037969

Pub. Date: 07/19/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a unified and comprehensive analysis of the work of Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1833-1950), the world-famed economist ranking with John Maynard Keynes. Although Schumpeter is well-known for his work on economic development and innovation, his aim to construct a universal social science addressing the evolution of mind and society is usually ignored. A…  See more details below

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This book provides a unified and comprehensive analysis of the work of Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1833-1950), the world-famed economist ranking with John Maynard Keynes. Although Schumpeter is well-known for his work on economic development and innovation, his aim to construct a universal social science addressing the evolution of mind and society is usually ignored. A major contribution to the history of economic thought, this book will be the standard of Schumpeter scholarship for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521037969
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2007
Series:
Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
1Introduction1
2Schumpeter and his surroundings: an overview13
3The scope and methods of Schumpeter's research program31
4The sociology of science and Schumpeter's ideology54
5The economic methodology of instrumentalism91
6Static economics as an exact science124
7The theory of economic development as a midpoint160
8A methodology of economic sociology193
9Economic sociology as an evolutionary science223
10The historical world of economics260
11Value judgments and political economy287
12Conclusion: Schumpeterian synthesis306
Notes313
List of references329
Index347

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