Critical Realism in Economics: Development and Debate / Edition 415

Critical Realism in Economics: Development and Debate / Edition 415

by Steve Fleetwood
ISBN-10:
0415195675
ISBN-13:
9780415195676
Pub. Date:
12/28/1998
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Critical Realism in Economics: Development and Debate / Edition 415

There is a growing perception among economists that their field is becoming increasingly irrelevant due to its disregard for reality. Critical realism addresses the failure of mainstream economics to explain economic reality and proposes an alternative approach. This

book debates the relative strengths and weaknesses of critical realism, in the hopes of developing a more fruitful and relevant socio-economic ontology and methodology. With contributions from some of the leading authorities in economic philosophy, it includes the work of theorists

critical of this approach.

In the first part, contributors develop and deepen economics as a realist social theory by considering the work of individuals, various schools of thought, socio- economic phenomena and methodology. In the second part, contributors weigh the strengths

and weaknesses of critical realism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415195676
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Series: Economics as Social Theory Series
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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