Schumpeter and the Idea of Social Science: A Metatheoretical Study

Schumpeter and the Idea of Social Science: A Metatheoretical Study

by Yuichi Shionoya
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521430348

ISBN-13: 9780521430340

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a unified and comprehensive analysis of the work of Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), the world-famed economist ranked 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.

Overview

This book provides a unified and comprehensive analysis of the work of Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), the world-famed economist ranked 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:
9780521430340
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Schumpeter and his surroundings: an overview; 3. The scope and methods of Schumpeter's research program; 4. The sociology of science and Schumpeter's ideology; 5. The economic methodology of instrumentalism; 6. Static economics as an exact science; 7. The theory of economic development as a midpoint; 8. A methodology of economic sociology; 9. Economic sociology as an evolutionary science; 10. The historical world of economics; 11. Value judgements and political economy; 12. Conclusion: Schumpeterian synthesis; Notes; List of references; Index.

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