The Handbook of Economic Methodology

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The Handbook of Economic Methodology

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The Handbook of Economic Methodology is a major multidisciplinary reference work on the developing field of economic methodology. It consists of more than a hundred specially commissioned essays by leading scholars from around the world. This definitive volume provides detailed and authoritative coverage of crucial topics and issues that have developed in recent decades and introduces a variety of emerging themes which economic methodologists have begun to explore. This comprehensive Handbook includes a variety of substantive entries in which experts in the field summarise past achievements in economic methodology and indicate the direction of future research. They provide biographical entries to introduce important economists, methodologists and philosophers. The volume also focuses on economic issues to which economic methodology is central and wider intellectual themes that have impinged on economic methodology, from general movements in intellectual history to broad philosophical themes. Orthodox and heterodox approaches to economics and epistemological, ontological, logical and normative dimensions of economic methodology are discussed and evaluated. This magnificent reference work presents a state-of-the-art analysis of the evolution of economic methodology as well as prospects for its future development. The Handbook of Economic Methodology will be indispensable to those with an interest in economic methodology, the philosophy of economics and the history of economic thought.

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9781852787950

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

City

Cheltenham, ENG

Disciplines

Economics

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Contents

List of contributors to this volume and their entries, IX.

Introduction, XV.

Aggregation, 1.

Althusser, Louis, 6.

Analogy, 8.

Analytical Marxism, 12.

Apriorism, 17.

Artificial Intelligence, 22.

As if, 25.

Axiomatization, 28.

Bayesian Econometric Methodology, 33.

Bounded Rationality, 36.

Buchanan, James M., 40.

Capacities, 45.

Causality, 48.

Ceteris paribus, 55.

Chaos in Economics, 59.

Coase, R. H., 64.

Capacities, 45.

Causality, 48.

Ceteris paribus, 55.

Chaos in Economics, 59.

Coase, R. H., 64.

Commons, John R., 67.

Constitutional Political Economy, 69.

Constructi vism, 75.

Conventionalism, 79.

Conventions, 83.

Critical Rationalism, 86.

Deconstruction, 89.

De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum, 93.

Demarcation, 95.

Dewey, John, 100.

Dialectical Method, 103.

Duhem-Quine Thesis, The, 107.

Econometric Methodology, 111.

Econometric Testing, 116.

Economic History, 130.

Economic Sociology, 134

Economics and Ethics, 138.

Economics as a Profession, 142.

Economics of Science, 145.

Edgeworth, Francis Y., 153.

Emergence, 156.

Evolutionary Economics, 160.

Evolutionary Epistemology, 167.

Expected Utility Theory, 171.

Experimental Economics, 179.

Fallibilism, 181.

Falsificationism, 183.

Feminist Economic Methodology, 189.

Feyerabend, Paul K., 192.

Folk Psychology, 195.

Friedman, Milton, 197.

Functionalism, 200.

Game Theory, 205.

Generalization, 208.

Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas, 212.

Granger Causality, 214.

Haavelmo, Trygve M., 217.

Hayek, Friedrich A., 220.

Hicks, John R., 226.

Holism, 229.

Hutchison, Terence W., 232.

Hysteresis, 235.

Ideology, 243.

Induction, 246.

Institutionalism, 249.

Instrumentalism, 253.

Invisible Hand, The, 256.

Jevons, William Stanley, 260.

Keynes, John Maynard, 262.

Keynes, John Neville, 265.

Knight, Frank H., 267.

Lakatos, Irnre, 270.

MaIthus, Thomas Robert, 273.

Marginalist Controversy, The, 277.

Marshall, Alfred, 281.

Marx's Method, 283.

Materialism, 287.

Metaphor, 289.

Methodological Individualism! Atomism, 294.

Methodological Pluralism, 300.

Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes, 304.

Microfoundations, 307.

Mill, John Stuart, 311.

Mitchell, Wesley Clair, 313.

Models, 316.

Monetarism, 322.

Myrdal, Gunnar, 326.

Commons, John R., 67.

Constitutional Political Economy, 69.

Constructi vism, 75.

Conventionalism, 79.

Conventions, 83.

Critical Rationalism, 86.

Deconstruction, 89.

De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum, 93.

Demarcation, 95.

Dewey, John, 100.

Dialectical Method, 103.

Duhem-Quine Thesis, The, 107.

Econometric Methodology, 111.

Econometric Testing, 116.

Economic History, 130.

Economic Sociology, 134

Economics and Ethics, 138.

Economics as a Profession, 142.

Economics of Science, 145.

Edgeworth, Francis Y., 153.

Emergence, 156.

Evolutionary Economics, 160.

Evolutionary Epistemology, 167.

Expected Utility Theory, 171.

Experimental Economics, 179.

Fallibilism, 181.

Falsificationism, 183.

Feminist Economic Methodology, 189.

Feyerabend, Paul K., 192.

Folk Psychology, 195.

Friedman, Milton, 197.

Functionalism, 200.

Game Theory, 205.

Generalization, 208.

Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas, 212.

Granger Causality, 214.

Haavelmo, Trygve M., 217.

Hayek, Friedrich A., 220.

Hicks, John R., 226.

Holism, 229.

Hutchison, Terence W., 232.

Hysteresis, 235.

Ideology, 243.

Induction, 246.

Institutionalism, 249.

Instrumentalism, 253.

Invisible Hand, The, 256.

Jevons, William Stanley, 260.

Keynes, John Maynard, 262.

Keynes, John Neville, 265.

Knight, Frank H., 267.

Lakatos, Irnre, 270.

MaIthus, Thomas Robert, 273.

Marginalist Controversy, The, 277.

Marshall, Alfred, 281.

Marx's Method, 283.

Materialism, 287.

Metaphor, 289.

Methodological Individualism! Atomism, 294.

Methodological Pluralism, 300.

Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes, 304.

Microfoundations, 307.

Mill, John Stuart, 311.

Mitchell, Wesley Clair, 313.

Models, 316.

Monetarism, 322.

Myrdal, Gunnar, 326.

Natural Kind, 330.

Neurath, Otto, 331.

New Classical Macroeconomics, The, 333.

Novel Facts, 339.

Ontology, 343.

Operationalism, 346.

Organicism, 349.

Paradigm/Normal Science, 352.

Pareto, Vilfredo, 354.

Peirce, Charles Sanders, 357.

Plausibility, 364.

Polanyi, Karl, 366.

Popper, Karl, 368.

Positive-Normative Distinction, The, 370.

Positivism, 374.

Post Keynesianism, 378.

Poststructuralism, 382.

Poznan Approach, The, 388.

Probability, 391.

Psychology and Economics, 393.

Public Choice, 397.

Rational Choice, 400.

Realism, 404.

Realisticness, 409.

Reflexivity, 413.

Relativism, 416.

Rhetoric, 419.

Ricardo, David, 422.

Robbins, Lionel, 424.

Robinson, Joan, 426.

Rorty, Richard, 429.

Rule Following, 432.

Schumpeterian Evolutionism, 436.

Scientific Explanation, 439.

Selectionist Arguments, 443.

Set Theoretic Structuralism, 448.

Shackle, George L.S., 452.

Simon, Herbert A., 457.

Simulation, 458.

Situational Analysis, 462.

Smith, Adam, 468.

Socialist Calculation Debate, The, 471.

Sociology of Scientific Knowledge, The, 474.

Spontaneous Order, 477.

Sraffa, Piero, 484.

Supervenience, 487.

Survey Methods, 488.

Tendencies, 493.

Time, 498.

Tinbergen, Jan, 501.

Transcendental Realism, 504.

Truth, Truthlikeness, 510.

Uncertainty, KeynesianIKnightian, 513.

Utility, 516.

Van Fraassen, Bas, 526.

Veblen, Thorstein, 528.

Verstehen, 531.

Von Mises, Ludwig, 534.

Walras, Leon, 541.

Weber, Max, 545.

Whewell, William, 547.

Index, 551.