An Ontology of Economics?
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ontology is one of today’s buzzwords. It is back in fashion in analytical philosophy and Artificial Intelligence, and major projects and research centres get funding around the world (cf. e.g. the Buffalo Centre for Ontological Research, the Laboratory for Ontology in Turin, the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science in Saarland). In the philosophy of science ontology has arguably always been a key area of research, under the guise of ‘The foundations of __’ (physics, biology, chemistry, etc.). Economics however is an exception. Because of economics’ hybrid status, philosophers’ interest in its foundations has traditionally focused on normative issues – typically the theory of rationality that lies at the core of the neoclassical paradigm. What is relatively new, then, 1 is the current growth of interest for the metaphysics of economics as a descriptive scientific discipline (see e.g. Mäki, ed. 2001)
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
S. Ducheyne (2008). Towards an Ontology of Scientific Models. Metaphysica 9 (1):119-127.
Daniel M. Hausman (1999). Ontology and Methodology in Economics. Economics and Philosophy 15 (02):283-.
Dennis C. Mueller (2004). Models of Man: Neoclassical, Behavioural, and Evolutionary. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (1):59-76.
Uskali Mäki (ed.) (2001). The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics. Cambridge University Press.
Stephen Pratten (2007). The Scope of Ontological Theorising. Foundations of Science 12 (3):235-256.
Jack Vromen (2004). Conjectural Revisionary Economic Ontology: Outline of an Ambitious Research Agenda for Evolutionary Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (2):213-247.
Paul Lewis (2010). Certainly Not! A Critical Realist Recasting of Ludwig von Mises's Methodology of the Social Sciences. Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (3):277-299.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #154,492 of 1,410,035 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?