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  1. Positive Economics & Milton Friedman (1979). 1. The Relation Between Positive and Normative Economics Confusion Between Positive and Normative Economics is to Some Extent Inevitable. The Subject Matter of Economics is Regarded by Almost Everyone From Essays in Positive Economics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953), Part I, Sections 1, 2, 3, and 6. [REVIEW] In Frank Hahn & Martin Hollis (eds.), Philosophy and Economic Theory. Oxford University Press. 18.score: 1550.0
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  2. David-Hillel Ruben (1981). Philosophy of Economics By C. Dyke Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1981, 184 + Viii Pp., £5.15. Philosophy 56 (218):582-.score: 549.0
    review of Philosophy of Economics by C. Dyke.
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  3. Michiru Nagatsu (2013). Experimental Philosophy of Economics. Economics and Philosophy 29 (2):263-76.score: 480.0
    This article is a prelude to an experimental study of the preference concept in economics. I argue that a new empirical approach called experimental philosophy of science is a promising approach to advance the philosophy of economics. In particular, I discuss two debates in the field, the neuroeconomics controversy and the commonsensible realism debate, and suggest how experimental and survey techniques can generate data that will inform these debates. Some of the likely objections from philosophers and (...)
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  4. Drucilla K. Barker & Edith Kuiper (eds.) (2003). Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics. Routledge.score: 478.0
    Feminist economists have demonstrated that interrogating hierarchies based on gender, ethnicity, class and nation results in an economics that is biased and more faithful to empirical evidence than are mainstream accounts. This rigorous and comprehensive book examines many of the central philosophical questions and themes in feminist economics including: · History of economics · Feminist science studies · Identity and agency · Caring labor · Postcolonialism and postmodernism With contributions from such leading figures as Nancy Folbre, Julie (...)
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  5. Harold Kincaid & Don Ross (eds.) (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Oxford University Press.score: 441.0
    The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics is a cutting-edge reference work to philosophical issues in the practice of economics. It is motivated by the view that there is more to economics than general equilibrium theory, and that the philosophy of economics should reflect the diversity of activities and topics that currently occupy economists. Contributions in the Handbook are thus closely tied to ongoing theoretical and empirical concerns in economics. Contributors include both philosophers (...)
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  6. Werner Callebaut (2011). Beyond Generalized Darwinism. I. Evolutionary Economics From the Perspective of Naturalistic Philosophy of Biology. Biological Theory 6 (4):338-350.score: 435.0
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  7. Uskali Mäki, Dov M. Gabbay, Paul Thagard & John Woods (eds.) (2012). Philosophy of Economics. North Holland.score: 432.0
    This volume serves as a detailed introduction for those new to the field as well as a rich source of new insights and potential research agendas for those already engaged with the philosophy of economics.
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  8. Subroto Roy (1989/1991). Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry. Routledge.score: 432.0
    The Philosophy of Economics is the first work to seriously and successfully bridge twentieth-century economics and twentieth-century philosophy. Subroto Roy draws these two disciplines together and examines the basic intellectual roots of economics. This is also the first work by an economist to employ the writings of Wittgenstein and to tackle seriously the import of modern philosophy for economic thought. Unlike others in the field, Roy discusses not only the contributions of Popper, Kuhn, and (...)
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  9. Daniel M. Hausman, Philosophy of Economics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 420.0
    This is a comprehensive anthology of works concerning the nature of economics as a science, including classic texts and essays exploring specific branches and schools of economics. Apart from the classics, most of the selections in the third edition are new, as are the introduction and bibliography. No other anthology spans the whole field and offers a comprehensive introduction to questions about economic methodology.
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  10. Deborah A. Redman (1991). Economics and the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press.score: 420.0
    Economists and other social scientists in this century have often supported economic arguments by referring to positions taken by philosophers of science. This important new book looks at the reliability of this practice and, in the process, provides economists, social scientists, and historians with the necessary background to discuss methodological matters with authority. Redman first presents an accurate, critical, yet neutral survey of the modern philosophy of science from the Vienna Circle to the present, focusing particularly on logical positivism, (...)
     
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  11. Barry Smith (1994). The Philosophy of Austrian Economics. Review of Austrian Economics 7:127–132.score: 405.0
    Review of David Gordon, The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics (Auburn 1993).
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  12. Daniel M. Hausman (1980). How to Do Philosophy of Economics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:353 - 362.score: 402.0
    This paper sketches the contemporary turn in philosophy of science and discusses its practical implications for doing philosophy of economics. This turn consists basically of regarding philosophy of science as itself an empirical (social) science. It thus embodies a naturalized epistemology. Some of the circularities inherent in such an epistemology are examined, and it is argued that they are not vicious. Although an empirical approach to the philosophy of science is defended, it is pointed out (...)
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  13. D. Wade Hands (1997). Caveat Emptor: Economics and Contemporary Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):116.score: 390.0
    The relationship between economics and the philosophy of natural science has changed substantially during the last few years. What was once exclusively a one-way relationship from philosophy to economics now seems to be much closer to bilateral exchange. The purpose of this paper is to examine this new relationship. First, I document the change. Second, I examine the situation within contemporary philosophy of science in order to explain why economics might have its current appeal. (...)
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  14. Stephen Gough (2009). Philosophy of Education and Economics: A Case for Closer Engagement. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (2):269-283.score: 390.0
    Relatively little contemporary philosophy of education employs economic concepts directly. Even where issues such as marketisation of education are discussed there may be little clarification of underlying concepts. The paper argues that while much contemporary economic thinking on education may be philosophically naive, it is also the case that philosophy of education can productively engage with particular economic insights and perspectives. The paper examines particular conceptualisations of 'economics' and 'the market', drawing upon these to consider aspects of (...)
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  15. Daniel M. Hausman (ed.) (2008). The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology. Cambridge University Press.score: 384.0
    This is a comprehensive anthology of works concerning the nature of economics as a science, including classic texts and essays exploring specific branches and schools of economics. Apart from the classics, most of the selections in the third edition are new, as are the introduction and bibliography. No other anthology spans the whole field and offers a comprehensive introduction to questions about economic methodology.
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  16. J. Martin (2010). At the Intersection of Behavioural Economics and Philosophy: Mutually Informed Disciplines. South African Journal of Philosophy 29 (2).score: 360.0
    The field of behavioural economics has produced a number of valuable insights into the psychology of irrational behaviour, consumerism and morality. One particularly interesting line of research is that of dishonesty, especially the episodic dishonesty of generally honest people. Currently, an experimental paradigm examining these kinds of research questions is being undertaken, and, using Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational as a starting point, can broaden the scope of behavioural economics to consider philosophically salient issues as well. In this article, (...)
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  17. Kristina Rolin (2012). Feminist Philosophy of Economics. In Uskali Mäki, Dov M. Gabbay, Paul Thagard & John Woods (eds.), Philosophy of Economics. North Holland. 199.score: 360.0
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  18. Julian Reiss (2013). Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction. Routledge.score: 360.0
    Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction is the first systematic textbook in the philosophy of economics. It introduces the epistemological, metaphysical and ethical problems that arise in economics, and presents detailed discussions of the solutions that have been offered. Throughout, philosophical issues are illustrated by and analysed in the context of concrete cases drawn from contemporary economics, the history of economic ideas, and actual economic events. This demonstrates the relevance of philosophy of (...) both for the science of economics and for the economy. This text will provide an excellent introduction to the philosophy of economics for students and interested general readers alike. (shrink)
     
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  19. Don Ross & Harold Kincaid (2009). Introduction: The New Philosophy of Economics. In Harold Kincaid & Don Ross (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Oxford University Press. 3--54.score: 360.0
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  20. Raimondo Cubeddu (1993). The Philosophy of the Austrian School. Routledge.score: 357.0
    In recent years, the Austrian School has been an influential contributor to the social sciences. Yet most of the attempts to understand this vital school of thought have remained locked into a polemical frame. The Philosophy of the Austrian School challenges this approach through a philosophically grounded account of the School's methodological, political, and economic ideas. Raimondo Cubeddu acknowledges important differences between the key figures in the School--Menger, Mises and Hayek-- but also finds important parallels between these thinkers. The (...)
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  21. Subroto Roy (1991). The Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry. Routledge.score: 357.0
    The first work to seriously and successfully bridge twentieth century economics and philosophy. Subroto Roy draws these two disciplines together and examines the intellectual roots of economics.
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  22. Neil De Marchi (1986). Mill's Unrevised Philosophy of Economics: A Comment on Hausman. Philosophy of Science 53 (1):89 - 100.score: 354.0
    Hausman has argued that Mill in the Logic demands verification of qualified, inexact statements if they are to be considered lawlike. This puts Mill in line with a reasonable interpretation of what modern microeconomists are about, but requires the additional hypothesis that Mill abandoned his earlier stress on modal truth in his 1836 essay on the method of economics. The paper maintains that neither textual nor contextual evidence supports this hypothesis. Moreover, it is superfluous if one attends carefully (...)
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  23. Daniel M. Hausman (1981). John Stuart Mill's Philosophy of Economics. Philosophy of Science 48 (3):363-385.score: 348.0
    John Stuart Mill regards economics as an inexact and separate science which employs a deductive method. This paper analyzes and restates Mill's views and considers whether they help one to understand philosophical peculiarities of contemporary microeconomic theory. The author concludes that it is philosophically enlightening to interpret microeconomics as an inexact and separate science, but that Mill's notion of a deductive method has only a little to contribute.
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  24. Christoph Leutge (2004). Economics in Philosophy of Science: A Dismal Contribution? [REVIEW] Synthese 140 (3):279-305.score: 348.0
    This paper draws a connection between recentdevelopments in naturalized philosophyof science and the Buchanan research programin economics. Economic approaches innaturalized philosophy of science canbe combined to form an economic philosophy ofscience. After giving an overview of someof these approaches, I lay out the fundamentalsof the Buchanan research program. I arguethat its main elements are a theory of interactionsand a normative foundation in consensus whichhelp to answer some important criticismsof economic philosophy of science.
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  25. Christoph Luetge (2004). Economics in Philosophy of Science: Can the Dismal Science Contribute Anything Interesting? Synthese 140 (3):279-305.score: 348.0
    This paper draws a connection between recent developments in naturalized philosophy of science and the Buchanan research program in economics. Economic approaches in naturalized philosophy of science can be combined to form an economic philosophy of science. After giving an overview of some of these approaches, I lay out the fundamentals of the Buchanan research program. I argue that its main elements are a theory of interactions and a normative foundation in consensus which help to answer (...)
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  26. Christoph Luetge (2004). Economics in Philosophy of Science: A Dismal Contribution? Synthese 140 (3):279 - 305.score: 348.0
    This paper draws a connection between recent developments in naturalized philosophy of science and the Buchanan research program in economics. Economic approaches in naturalized philosophy of science can be combined to form an economic philosophy of science. After giving an overview of some of these approaches, I lay out the fundamentals of the Buchanan research program. I argue that its main elements are a theory of interactions and a normative foundation in consensus which help to answer (...)
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  27. Steven E. Landsburg (2009). The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas From Mathematics, Economics, and Physics. Free Press.score: 344.0
    The beginning of the journey -- What this book is about : using ideas from mathematics, economics, and physics to tackle the big questions in philosophy : what is real? what can we know? what is the difference between right and wrong? and how should we live? -- Reality and unreality -- On what there is -- Why is there something instead of nothing? the best answer I have : mathematics exists because it must and everything else exists (...)
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  28. Billy Joe Lucas (2012). The Right to Believe Truth Paradoxes of Moral Regret for No Belief and the Role(s) of Logic in Philosophy of Religion. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (2):115-138.score: 339.0
    I offer you some theories of intellectual obligations and rights (virtue Ethics): initially, RBT (a Right to Believe Truth, if something is true it follows one has a right to believe it), and, NDSM (one has no right to believe a contradiction, i.e., No right to commit Doxastic Self-Mutilation). Evidence for both below. Anthropology, Psychology, computer software, Sociology, and the neurosciences prove things about human beliefs, and History, Economics, and comparative law can provide evidence of value about theories of (...)
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  29. Stephan Boehm (2002). The Ramifications of John Searle's Social Philosophy in Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 9 (1):1-10.score: 338.0
    John Searle is well known for his contributions to the philosophy of language and to the philosophy of mind. In recent years he has extended his investigation to focus on the nature of social reality. In particular, he is intrigued by the creation of institutional facts, such as money, marriages and football matches. He postulates three primitive notions - 'collective intentionality', 'the assignment of function' and 'constitutive rules' - that are needed for the construction of institutional reality. The (...)
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  30. Elizabeth Anderson (2001). Symposium on Amartya Sen's Philosophy: 2 Unstrapping the Straitjacket of ‘Preference’: A Comment on Amartya Sen's Contributions to Philosophy and Economics. Economics and Philosophy 17 (1):21-38.score: 333.0
    The concept of preference dominates economic theory today. It performs a triple duty for economists, grounding their theories of individual behavior, welfare, and rationality. Microeconomic theory assumes that individuals act so as to maximize their utility – that is, to maximize the degree to which their preferences are satisfied. Welfare economics defines individual welfare in terms of preference satisfaction or utility, and social welfare as a function of individual preferences. Finally, economists assume that the rational act is the act (...)
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  31. Eugeniusz Kulwicki (ed.) (1995). Selected Problems of Economics, Sociology and Philosophy. Politechnika Krakowska.score: 333.0
  32. Friedrich A. von Hayek (1978). New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas. University of Chicago Press.score: 333.0
  33. Uskali Mäki (2012). On the Philosophy of the New Kiosk Economics of Everything. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (3):219-230.score: 323.0
    The article suggests a list of principles that guide this new genre of popular writing in and on economics: the new kiosk economics of everything. These well-selling books seek to show how the simple ideas of economics are able to reveal hidden mechanisms that unify a surprising variety of everyday phenomena and by doing so entertain their readers and improve the public image of economics. It is also argued that there is a special limited sense in (...)
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  34. Giacomo Bonanno, Christian List, Bertil Tungodden & Peter Vallentyne (2008). Introduction to the Special Issue of Economics and Philosophy on Neuroeconomics. Economics and Philosophy 24 (3):301-302.score: 315.0
    ABSTRACT The past fifteen years or so have witnessed considerable progress in our understanding of how the human brain works. One of the objectives of the fast-growing field of neuroscience is to deepen our knowledge of how the brain perceives and interacts with the external world. Advances in this direction have been made possible by progress in brain imaging techniques and by clinical data obtained from patients with localized brain lesions. A relatively new field within neuroscience is neuroeconomics, which focuses (...)
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  35. Alexander Rosenberg (1986). What Rosenberg's Philosophy of Economics is Not. Philosophy of Science 53 (1):127-132.score: 312.0
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  36. Philip Mirowski (1997). On Playing the Economics Trump Card in the Philosophy of Science: Why It Did Not Work for Michael Polanyi. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):138.score: 312.0
    The failure of the attempt by Michael Polanyi to capture the social organization of science by comparing it to the operation of a market bears salutary lessons for modern philosophers of science in their rush to appropriate market models and metaphors. In this case, an initially plausible invisible hand argument ended up as crude propaganda for the uniquely privileged social support of science.
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  37. 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.score: 312.0
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  38. Neil de Marchi (1986). Mill's Unrevised Philosophy of Economics: A Comment on Hausman. Philosophy of Science 53 (1):89-100.score: 312.0
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  39. John McMillan (1982). Book Review:Capital, Profits and Prices: An Essay in the Philosophy of Economics Daniel M. Hausman. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 49 (4):651-.score: 312.0
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  40. 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.score: 312.0
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  41. Giacomo Bonanno, Martin van Hees, Christian List & Bertil Tungodden (2009). Introduction to the Special Issue of Economics and Philosophy on Ambiguity Aversion. Economics and Philosophy 25 (3):247-248.score: 306.0
    The paradigm for modelling decision-making under uncertainty has undoubtedly been the theory of Expected Utility, which was first developed by von Neumann and Morgenstern (1944) and later extended by Savage (1954) to the case of subjective uncertainty. The inadequacy of the theory of Subjective Expected Utility (SEU) as a descriptive theory was soon pointed out in experiments, most famously by Allais (1953) and Ellsberg (1961). The observed departures from SEU noticed by Allais and Ellsberg became known as “paradoxes”. The Ellsberg (...)
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  42. Emrah Aydinonat (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics, Harold Kincaid and Don Ross (Eds), Oxford University Press, 2009, Xviii + 670 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 27 (03):317-324.score: 306.0
  43. Roger E. Backhouse (1997). An 'Inexact' Philosophy of Economics? Economics and Philosophy 13 (01):25-.score: 306.0
  44. Joseph C. Pitt (1991). Philosophy of Economics, Wolfgang Balzer and Bert Hamminga (Eds.). Dordrecht: Kluwer-Nijhoff Publishing, 1989, 270 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 7 (01):122-128.score: 306.0
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  45. Steven Rappaport (1990). Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry, Subroto Roy. London: Routledge, 1989, Ix + 236 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 6 (02):332-.score: 306.0
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  46. Arjo Klamer (1985). Reviews Appraisal and Criticism in Economics: A Book of Readings, Edited by Bruce Caldwell, Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1984. The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology, Edited by Daniel M. Hausman, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. Economics and Philosophy 1 (02):342-.score: 306.0
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  47. Alfredo Culleton (2012). Second-Scholastic Philosophy of Economics. The Modern Schoolman 89 (1-2):9-24.score: 306.0
    This article discusses the intricate relationship between moral theology and economics of the Second Scholasticism developed in the colonies. Its concrete topic is the theory of just price of Tomás de Mercado, who became a classic because of his direct and at the same time scholarly language. The topic of fair or just price, which is not new in scholastic moral theology, is treated by him in a philosophical manner, using an original view based on practical rationality which caused (...)
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  48. Luigino Bruni, John Davis, Robin Harding & Frank Hindriks (2011). N. Emrah Aydinonat is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ankara University (Ankara, Turkey) and Part-Time Faculty at Bogazici University & Galatasaray University (Istanbul, Turkey). His Research Focuses on the History and Philosophy of Economics, in Particular Models and Explanation in Economics. He is the Author of The Invisible Hand. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 27:369-370.score: 306.0
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  49. Peter Dietsch, Jonathan Grose & Daniel Hausman (2009). Roger E. Backhouse is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics at the University of Birmingham. He is Author of The Ordinary Business of Life/The Penguin History of Economics (2002) and an Editor (with Bradley W. Bateman) of The Cambridge Companion to Keynes (2006). [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 25:135-137.score: 306.0
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  50. D. M. Hausman (forthcoming). Philosophy of Economics “, Internet. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 306.0
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