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    Comment on 'The Empirical Success of Keynesianism' by Donald Gillies.Rafael Galvão de Almeida - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (1):44.
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    The Two Blades of Occam's Razor in Economics: Logical and Heuristic.Giandomenica Becchio - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (1):1.
    This paper is part of the general debate about the need to rethink economics as a human discipline using a heuristic to describe its object, about the need to explicitly reject the positivistic approach in neoclassical economics, and about the urgency to adopt a different methodology, grounded on a realistic set of initial assumptions able to cope with the complexity of the decision making process. The aim of this paper is to show the use of Occam's razor in the economic (...)
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    Wine and Bottles. Some Remarks on “The Two Blades of Occam's Razor in Economics: Logical and Heuristic” by Giandomenica Becchio.Peter Cserne - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (1):18.
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    The Empirical Success of Keynesianism.Donald Gillies - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (1):24.
    The main thesis of this paper is that the empirical success of Keynesianism shows it to be scientific. Keynesianism here refers not to a specific theory, but to a paradigm. It is argued that Kuhn's notion of paradigm can be applied to economics, but, in contrast to the natural sciences, in economics there are always competing paradigms. The principal ones in contemporary economics are the Neoclassical, Keynesian and Marxist. To investigate whether the Keynesian paradigm is scientific we need a criterion (...)
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    The Psychological Contributions of Pragmatism and of Original Institutional Economics and Their Implications for Policy Action.Arturo Hermann - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (1):48.
    The aim of this work is to illustrate the psychological contributions of Pragmatism and of the Original Institutional Economics, and their relevance for improving the process of social valuing and, as a consequence, the effectiveness of policy action. As a matter of fact, both institutionalist and pragmatist theories were well acquainted with various strands of psychology, and some of them also provided relevant contributions in this respect. Moreover, these theories reveal, along with various differences, significant complementarities, both between themselves and (...)
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    Mathematical Analysis as a Source of Mainstream Economic Ideology.Vlassis Missos - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (1):72.
    The paper contends that neoclassical ideology stems, to a great extent, from mathematical analysis. It is suggested that mainstream economic thought can be comprehensively revisited if both histories of mathematical and economic thought are to be taken collaboratively into account. Ideology is understood as a 'social construction of reality' that prevents us from evaluating our own standpoint, and impedes us from realising our value judgments as well as our theories of society and nature. However, the mid-19th century's intellectual controversies about (...)
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