The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology / Edition 2

The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology / Edition 2

by Daniel M. Hausman
     
 

ISBN-10: 052145929X

ISBN-13: 9780521459297

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Expanded and updated coverage of such key areas as positivism and economic methodology as well as special methodological problems and perspectives enhances this new edition of twenty-two classic and more recent pivotal investigations into the philosophy of economics.  See more details below

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Expanded and updated coverage of such key areas as positivism and economic methodology as well as special methodological problems and perspectives enhances this new edition of twenty-two classic and more recent pivotal investigations into the philosophy of economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521459297
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
469
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Introduction1
1On the definition and method of political economy52
2Objectivity and understanding in economics69
3The nature and significance of economic science83
4Economics and human action111
5Ideology and method in political economy119
6The limitations of marginal utility143
7On verification in economics158
8On indirect verification168
9The methodology of positive economics180
10Testability and approximation214
11Why look under the hood?217
12Science and ideology224
13Science and ideology in economics239
14Economics, rationality, and ethics252
15On econometric tools280
16Economic model construction and econometrics286
17The corporation and the economist289
18The market as a creative process315
19Methodological differences between institutional and neoclassical economics336
20Paradigms versus research programmes in the history of economics348
21If economics isn't science, what is it?376
22The rhetoric of economics395
Selected bibliography of works on economic methodology447
Index463

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