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    Philippe Mongin (forthcoming). Choice-Based Cardinal Utility. A Tribute to Patrick Suppes. Journal of Economic Methodology 23 (3):1-21.
    We reexamine some of the classic problems connected with the use of cardinal utility functions in decision theory, and discuss Patrick Suppes's contributions to this field in light of a reinterpretation we propose for these problems. We analytically decompose the doctrine of ordinalism, which only accepts ordinal utility functions, and dis- tinguish between several doctrines of cardinalism, depending on what components of ordinalism they specifically reject. We identify Suppes's doctrine with the major deviation from ordinalism that conceives of utility functions (...)
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    Lawrence Boland (forthcoming). Kuhn Vs. Popper by Way of Lakatos and the Cold War. Journal of Economic Methodology.
    David Hume’s Treatise on Human Nature famously fell `deadborn from the press’ because it was too far ahead of its time. Basu’s book is one of a number published in recent years that suggest we are at last ready to put its precepts into action.1 Modern game theory provides a framework that makes Hume’s insights genuinely applicable, and I totaly agree with Basu that this is not only the right way forward, but that it now looksincreasingly likely that this is (...)
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    Nathaniel T. Wilcox (forthcoming). Robert A. Millikan Meets the Credibility Revolution: Comment on Harrison , ‘Field Experiments and Methodological Intolerance’. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-9.
    Millikan's famous oil drop experiment is scrutinized from the viewpoint of the methodological dicta of the credibility revolution.
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    Nathaniel T. Wilcox (forthcoming). Robert A. Millikan Meets the Credibility Revolution. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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    Dominic Burbidge (forthcoming). Space for Virtue in the Economics of Kenneth J. Arrow, Amartya Sen and Elinor Ostrom. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-17.
    Virtue ethics interprets human action as pursuing good ends through practices that develop qualities internal to those final goals. The philosophical approach has been identified as critical of economics, leading in turn to the innovative response that by viewing the market as mutually beneficial exchange, economic practice is in fact defendable on virtue ethics grounds. This defends economics using arguments drawn from virtue ethics, but there is a need also to explore space for virtue ethics within economic theory. Examining key (...)
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    Tyler Cowen & Robin Hanson (forthcoming). Are Disagreements Honest. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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    John Davis (forthcoming). The Idea of Public Reasoning:" The Idea of Justice" by Amartya Sen [Review]. Journal of Economic Methodology.
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    John Davis (forthcoming). Economists' Dreams: Review of Machine Dreams by Phillip Mirowski. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
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    Steve Fleetwood (forthcoming). The Critical Realist Conception of Open and Closed Systems. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-28.
    The critical realist conception of open and closed systems is not about systems: it is about regularities in the flux of events and states of affairs. It has recently been criticised on the grounds that critical realists should take on board ideas about the general nature of systems; recognise that genuinely open social systems would be impossible; avoid polarities or dualisms where either there are event regularities and open systems, or there are no event regularities and closed systems and accept (...)
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    Cyril Hédoin (forthcoming). Sen’s Criticism of Revealed Preference Theory and its ‘Neo-Samuelsonian Critique’: A Methodological and Theoretical Assessment. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-25.
    This paper evaluates how Amartya Sen’s critique of revealed preference theory stands against the latter’s contemporary, ‘neo-Samuelsonian’ version. Neo- Samuelsonians have argued that Sen’s arguments against RPT are innocuous, in particular once it is acknowledged that RPT does not assume away the existence of motivations or other latent psychological or cognitive processes. Sen’s claims that preferences and choices need to be distinguished and that external factors need to be taken into account to analyze the act of choice then appear to (...)
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    Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (forthcoming). Constitutive Explanations in Neuroeconomics: Principles and a Case Study on Money. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-22.
    So far, the methodological debate about neuroeconomics rarely refers to original methodological positions in the neurosciences. I confront one of the most influential ones, the constitutive explanations or mechanism approach, with methodological claims that directly relate the economic model of choice with neuronal embodiments, represented by Glimcher’s influential work. Constitutive explanations are composite and non-reductionist, therefore allow for recognizing complex causal interactions between basal neuronal phenomena and cognitive structures, also involving external symbolic media. I demonstrate the power of this methodology (...)
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  12. T. Knudsen (forthcoming). General Selection Theory and Economic Evolution: The Price Equation and the Genotype/Phenotype Distinction, Forthcoming In. Journal of Economic Methodology.
  13. Axel Leijonhufvud (forthcoming). Theories and Models. Journal of Economic Methodology.
     
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  14. Robert Solow (forthcoming). Review of Thomas Mayer's Truth and Precision in Economics. [REVIEW] Journal of Economic Methodology.
     
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    John P. Wilson & Larry Campbell (forthcoming). Financial Functional Analysis: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Changing Financial System. Journal of Economic Methodology:1-19.
    The financial system is currently undergoing a revolution brought about by e-finance, digital convergence, new market entrants and government-encouraged competition. New market entrants such as Apple, Alibaba, Facebook and Google come from industries such as IT, retail, social media and telecoms, and, therefore, do not fit comfortably within traditional financial institutional structures. A functional perspective might provide more practical insights into this revolution; however, the functional perspective has had a limited impact. This paper will investigate the benefits and limitations of (...)
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