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  1. Lawrence Boland (forthcoming). Kuhn Vs. Popper by Way of Lakatos and the Cold War. Journal of Economic Methodology.
  2. L. Boland (2010). Cartwright on "Economics". Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (3):530-538.
    Nancy Cartwright claims that "Causality is a hot topic today both in philosophy and economics." She may be right about philosophers, but not when it comes to economists. Cartwright talks about "economics" but nothing she says about it corresponds to what is taught in economics classes. Today, economics is dominated by model builders—but not all models involve econometrics. While all model builders do respect an endogenous-exogenous distinction between variables, this distinction will not be on the basis of which type of (...)
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  3. Lawrence Boland (2010). Joel Anderson is a Research Lecturer in the Philosophy Department of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He Specializes in Moral Psychology and Social Theory, Especially Issues of Autonomy, Agency, Mutual Recognition and Normativity. He Co-Edited (with John Christman) Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism (Cambridge University Press. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 26:407-409.
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  4. Lawrence Boland (2010). The Methodology of Positive Economics: Reflections on the Milton Friedman Legacy, Uskali Mäki, Editor. Cambridge University Press, 2009. Xvii + 363 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 26 (03):376-382.
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  5. Lawrence A. Boland (2006). On Reviewing Machine Dreams : Zoomed-in Versus Zoomed-Out. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (4):480-495.
    continues to receive many reviews. Judging by recent reviews, this is a very controversial book. The question considered here is, how can one fairly review a controversial book—particularly when the book is widely popular and, for a history of economic thought book, a best seller? This essay uses Mirowski’s book as a case study to propose one answer for this question. In the process, it will examine how others seem to have answered this question. Key Words: methodology • reviews • (...)
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  6. Lawrence A. Boland (2003). Dealing with Popper in Economic Methodology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (4):479-498.
  7. Lawrence A. Boland (2003). Methodological Criticismvs. Ideology and Hypocrisy. Journal of Economic Methodology 10 (4):521-526.
    Milton Friedman's famous methodology essay is one of the most cited in economics literature. There was a time when it was usually cited as a prime example of positivist methodology. But since the publication of my 1979 critique of the critics of his essay, almost everyone now recognizes his essay as a prime example of what I called instrumentalism. Most economists, who when questioned about their views of methodology, will agree with Friedman's instrumentalism but only if Friedman's name is not (...)
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  8. Lawrence A. Boland (2001). Towards a Useful Methodology Discipline. Journal of Economic Methodology 8 (1):3-10.
  9. Lawrence A. Boland (1998). Situational Analysis Beyond Neoclassical Economists. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (4):515-521.
    Until quite recently, some economic methodologists (particularly, those who began their careers in the late 1970s) were of the opinion that Karl Popper was misguided about economics. Some others claimed that Popper said little about economics. Yet, many economics students who began their appreciation of Popper after reading his Open Society and Its Enemies have quickly realized how easy that book is to understand because it is a generalization of neoclassical economics in terms of both methodological individualism and situational analysis. (...)
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  10. L. E. Falkenberg & L. Boland (1997). Eliminating the Barriers to Employment Equity in the Canadian Workplace. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (9):963-975.
    Have employment equity programs achieved the goal of equity for women in the workplace? We argue that they have not because gender stereotypes still persist. In fact, they may have created resentment and antagonism towards successful women and employment equity initiatives. Arguments are developed for the Canadian government to create a self-regulating system, in which the government plays a role of educator as opposed to monitor.
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  11. L. A. Boland (1989). Book Reviews : Philosophy of Economics: A Critique of Demarcation. By Raphael Sassower. Lanham: University Press of America, 1985. Pp. Xx + 217. $11.75 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (2):231-232.
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  12. L. A. Boland (1985). Book Reviews : Philosophy in Economics. Edited by JOSEPH C. PITT. Dordrecht, Boston and London: D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1981, Pp. 203 + Index. $14.95 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (1):108-109.
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  13. David L. Hammes & Lawrence A. Boland (1984). Neoclassical Vs. Classical Economic Models. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 14 (1):107-113.
  14. Lawrence A. Boland (1983). On the Best Strategy for Doing Philosophy of Economics. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (4):387-392.
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  15. L. A. Boland (1976). Book Reviews : An Economic Querist. By G. L. S. SHACKLE. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973. Pp. 135. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 6 (1):93-94.
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  16. L. A. Boland (1974). Book Review:Epistemics & Economics: A Critique of Economic Doctrines G. L. S. Shackle. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 41 (4):424-.
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  17. L. A. Boland (1972). Book Review:The Entropy Law and the Economic Process Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 39 (3):423-.
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  18. L. A. Boland (1971). An Institutional Theory of Economic Technology and Change. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 (2):253-258.
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  19. Lawrence A. Boland (1971). Methodology as an Exercise in Economic Analysis. Philosophy of Science 38 (1):105-117.
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  20. Lawrence A. Boland (1970). Conventionalism and Economic Theory. Philosophy of Science 37 (2):239-248.
    Roughly speaking all economists can be divided into two groups--those who agree with Milton Friedman and those who do not. Both groups, however, espouse the view that science is a series of approximations to a demonstrated accord with reality. Methodological controversy in economics is now merely a Conventionalist argument over which comes first--simplicity or generality. Furthermore, this controversy in its current form is not compatible with one important new and up and coming economic (welfare) theory called "the theory of the (...)
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