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  1. Theological Themes in Ricardo’s Papers and Correspondence.Sergio Volodia Marcello Cremaschi - 2017 - European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 24 (4):784-808.
    I review evidence from published and unpublished sources on Ricardo’s theological ideas. The main focuses of interest are the existence of a natural morality independent of religious confessions, morality as the essence of religion, useless of theological speculation, justification of toleration for everybody, including atheists, and the miscarriage of any attempt at a philosophical theodicy. The paper explores also the connection between Ricardo’s interest for theodicy and his views on the scope and method of political economy and suggests that his (...)
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    Between Mathematical Formalism, Normative Choice Rules, and the Behavioural Sciences : The Emergence of Rational Choice Theories in the Late 1940s and Early 1950s.Herfeld Catherine - 2017 - European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 24:1277-1317.
    This paper discusses why mathematical economists of the early Cold War period favored formal-axiomatic over behavioral choice theories. One reason was that formal-axiomatic theories allowed mathematical economists to improve the conceptual and theoretical foundations of economics and thereby to increase its scientific status. Furthermore, the separation between mathematical economics and other behavioral sciences was not as clear-cut as often argued. While economists did not modify their behavioral assumptions, some acknowledged the empirical shortcomings of their models. The paper reveals the multifaceted (...)
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    Book Review: The World the Game Theorists Made, by Paul Erickson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015, 390 Pp., £24.50, ISBN 978-0-226-09703-9 (Cloth), 978-0-226-09717-6 (Paper), 978-0-226-09720-6. [REVIEW]Philippe van Basshuysen - 2017 - European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.
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