Foundations of evolutionary economics, chapter one: Completing the Darwinian revolution: Towards a naturalistic ontology of economics
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
This is the first draft chapter of my book Foundations of Evolutionary Economics which is going to be published by Edward Elgar in 2009. With permission of the publisher, these draft chapters are posted on the SSRN website to facilitate academic discussion for further improvement. A full summary of chapter one can be found at the beginning of the main text. In this first chapter, I outline the naturalistic approach to a synthesis of the sciences and the humanities. This builds on the fundamental notion of complete causal closure, that is, there is no way to build scientific theories on the assumption that the detached observer is possible, even in principle. From this a number of impossibility theorems result, of which the central one is the Hayekian limits of knowledge theorem that he formulated in The Sensory Order. I refer these foundational considerations to John Searle's distinction between observer-dependent and observer-independent facts. This implies an enrichment of the standard ontology of the sciences by entities which are conventionally regarded to be objects of the humanities. I open the view on a non-reductionist consilience of the sciences and the humanities.
|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
Giacomo Bonanno (1995). Review of Cristina Bicchieri's Rationality and Coordination. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 11 (2):359-366.
Susan Haack (2004). Science, Economics, 'Vision'. Social Research 71 (2):223-234.
Dennis C. Mueller (2004). Models of Man: Neoclassical, Behavioural, and Evolutionary. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (1):59-76.
Francisco Louçã (1997). Turbulence in Economics: An Evolutionary Appraisal of Cycles and Complexity in Historical Processess. E. Elgar Pub..
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, On Power as a Unifying Concept in a Naturalistic Foundation of the Social Sciences.
S. Mohun & R. Veneziani (2012). Reorienting Economics? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (1):126-145.
Jack J. Vromen (2007). Economics and Philosophy: The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics, Kurt Dopfer. Cambridge University Press, 2005, 577 +Xiii Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 23 (01):131-.
Pablo Sebastían García (2003). Knowledge in Economics: An Evolutionary Viewpoint. Theoria 18 (3):289-296.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads9 ( #245,779 of 1,724,878 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #349,126 of 1,724,878 )
How can I increase my downloads?