Economic Methodology: Understanding Economics as a Science

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Economic Methodology: Understanding Economics as a Science

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Like other sciences, the study of economics has been shaped by rigorous arguments and debates that continue to influence economists today. In this fascinating introduction, Boumans and Davis consider the scientific nature of the methods, logic, and forms of explanation that underlie economics as a discipline.

ISBN

9780230218123

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

New York

Disciplines

Business

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Table of Contents

Introduction --

The received view of science --

Methodologies of positive economics --

Popper's logic of discovery --

Kuhn and Lakatos --

The sociology of scientific knowledge --

Rhetoric, postmodernism, and pluralism --

Value judgments in economics --

Glossary--