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  1. Tautology and Testability in Economics.Joseph Agassi - 1971 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 (1):49-63.
    Economics is a science - at least positive economics must be. And science is in part applied mathematics, in part empirical observations and tests. Looking at the history of economics, one cannot find much testing done before the twentieth century, and even the collection of data, even in the manner Marx engaged in, was not common in his day. It is true that economic policy is an older field, and in that field much information is deployed for the purpose of (...)
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  2. Connecting Economic Models to the Real World: Game Theory and the Fcc Spectrum Auctions.Anna Alexandrova - 2006 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):173-192.
    Can social phenomena be understood by analyzing their parts? Contemporary economic theory often assumes that they can. The methodology of constructing models which trace the behavior of perfectly rational agents in idealized environments rests on the premise that such models, while restricted, help us isolate tendencies, that is, the stable separate effects of economic causes that can be used to explain and predict economic phenomena. In this paper, I question both the claim that models in economics supply claims about tendencies (...)
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  3. Critical Realism and Research Methodology.Margaret Archer, Rachel Sharp, Rob Stones & Tony Woodiwiss - 2007 - Journal of Critical Realism 2 (1).
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  4. Disputing the Rhetoricist Creed.George Argyrous - unknown
    My intention here is to show that the rhetorical approach to economics is based on a doctrine (the McCloskeyian doctrine) which, at least in some respect, is flawed. I will argue that Donald McCloskey fails to establish three central thesis which this doctrine articulates: first, that the rhetorical approach can explain the success of economics, a fact that I will clearly challenge; second, that only “insiders” can and should set the scientific standards in economics, an idea I will vigorously reject; (...)
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  5. A Most Peculiar Failure: How Neoclassical Economics Turns Theoretical Failure Into Academic and Political Power.C. Arnsperger & Y. Varoufakis - 2005 - Erkenntnis 59:157-188.
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  6. Homo Œconomicus, Social Order, and the Ethics of Otherness.Christian Arnsperger & Claire Hoover - 1999 - Ethical Perspectives 6 (2):139-149.
    Economics is often believed to be a `value-free' discipline, and even an `a-moral' one. My aim is to demonstrate that homo œconomicus can recover his ethical nature if the philosophical roots of contemporary economics are laid bare. This, however, requires us to look for an alternative foundation for the idea of `social order,' a foundation which economics is ill-equipped to provide because of its exclusive focus on calculative rationality. But a new ethical perspective on homo œconomicus and on the manner (...)
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  7. "A Note of Dissent on" Economics Today".Max Ascoli - forthcoming - Social Research.
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  8. Explorations in Economic Methodology: From Lakatos to Empirical Philosophy of Science.Roger Backhouse (ed.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    Is methodology fruitless? Intense controversy has resulted from attempts to understand economics through philosophy of science. This collection clarifies and responds to the issues raised, arguing that methodology is an essential activity.
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  9. Structuralist Economics: Worldly Philosophers, Models, and Methodology.Ravi Baghirathan, Codrina Rada & Lance Taylor - 2004 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (2):305-326.
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  10. A Specimen of Criticism.F. W. Bain - 1895 - Printed for the Author by James Parker and Co.
  11. A Logical Reconstruction of Pure Exchange Economics.W. Balzer - 1982 - Erkenntnis 17 (1):23 - 46.
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  12. Book Review: Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. [REVIEW]Michael Barram - 2010 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 64 (3):329-330.
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  13. Thomas Mayer's "Truth Versus Precision in Economics".Marina Bianchi - 1994 - Economics and Philosophy 10:145.
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  14. Review of E. Roy Weintraub's Stabilizing Dynamics: Constructing Economic Knowledge. [REVIEW]J. Birner - 1994 - Economics and Philosophy 10:349-349.
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  15. BOLAND, LAWRENCE A.: "The Foundations of Economic Method". [REVIEW]Jack Birner - 1985 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36:215.
  16. Methodology In.Hubert M. Blalock Jr & Ann B. Blalock - forthcoming - Social Research.
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  17. The Methodology of Economics.M. Blaug - 1983 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (3):289-295.
  18. The Methodology of Economics. Or How Economists Explain.Mark Blaug - 1996 - Erkenntnis 45 (1):129-131.
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  19. The Methodology of Economics: Or, How Economists Explain.Mark Blaug - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is an examination of the nature of economic explanation. The opening chapters introduce current thinking in the philosophy of science and review the literature on methodology. Professor Blaug then turns to the troublesome question of the logical status of welfare economics, giving the reader an understanding of the outstanding issues in the methodology of economics. This is followed by a series of case studies of leading economic controversies, which shows how controversies in economics may be illuminated by paying (...)
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  20. Fanatical, Not Reasonable: A Short Correspondence Between Walter Block and Milton Friedman.Walter Block - 2006 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 20 (3):61-80.
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  21. Recent Developments in Non-Neoclassical Economics.Stanley Bober - 1997
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  22. Formalism and Contemporary Economics: A Reply to Hausman, Heilbroner, and Mayer.Peter J. Boettke - 1998 - Critical Review 12 (1-2):173-186.
    Abstract Economic formalism crowds out the analysis of change and adjustments to change under capitalism. The style of analytical narrative that was practiced by the first generation of neoclassical economists, in contrast, is more productive of genuine economic understanding. Despite Daniel Haus?man's challenging argument to the contrary, I maintain that Joseph Stiglitz's work is formalist at its core. While I agree with Robert Heilbroner's critique of contemporary economics, there is a limited sense in which nonformalist economics can rely on universalistic (...)
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  23. Where Did Economics Go Wrong? Modern Economics as a Flight From Reality.Peter J. Boettke - 1997 - Critical Review 11 (1):11-64.
    Abstract F. A. Hayek's realistic economic theory has been replaced by the formalistic use of equlibrium models that bear little resemblance to reality. These models are as serviceable to the right as to the left: they allow the economist either to condemn capitalism for failing to measure up to the model of perfect competition, or to praise capitalism as a utopia of perfect knowledge and rational expectations. Hayek, by contrast, used equilibrium to show that while capitalism is not perfect, it (...)
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  24. Critical Realism and Economics.Thomas A. Boiflan & Paschal F. O'Gorman - 1999 - In Steve Fleetwood (ed.), Critical Realism in Economics: Development and Debate. Routledge. pp. 137.
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  25. Methodology as an Exercise in Economic Analysis.Lawrence A. Boland - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (1):105-117.
  26. Conventionalism and Economic Theory.Lawrence A. Boland - 1970 - 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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  27. The Politics of Positivism: Disinterested Predictions From Interested Agents.Jesús Zamora Bonilla - unknown
    Of the six sections composing «The Methodology of Posive Economics», the first one («The Relation between Positive and Normative Economics») is apparently the less discussed in the F53 literature, probably as a result of being the shortest one and the less relevant for the realism issue, all at once. In view of Milton Friedman’s subsequent career as a political preacher, it seems difficult not to wonder whether this first section ruled it the way the other five directed Friedman’s scientific performance. (...)
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  28. Pisces Economicus: The Fish as Economic Man.Bryan L. Boulier & Robert S. Goldfarb - 1991 - Economics and Philosophy 7 (1):83-86.
    Since a paradigmatic approach is judged in part by the range of phenomena it can explain, neoclassical microeconomists have no doubt gained assurance about the power of their paradigm by the invasion of economics into a number of related fields, what Hirschleifer has referred to as the “expanding domain of economics.” Moreover, even beyond these excursions into the provinces of other social sciences concerned with human behavior, economics has also recently expanded into the analysis of animal behavior. This development not (...)
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  29. E. Roy Weintraub: How Economics Became A Mathematical Science. [REVIEW]Marcel Boumans - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (4):852-855.
  30. Explanatory Pluralism in Economics: Against the Mainstream?Bouwel Jeroen Van - 2004 - Philosophical Explorations 7 (3):299-315.
    Recent pleas for more heterodoxy in explaining economic action have been defending a pluralism for economics. In this article, I analyse these defences by scrutinizing the pluralistic qualities in the work of one of the major voices of heterodoxy, Tony Lawson. This scrutiny will focus on Lawson's alternatives concerning ontology and explanation to mainstream economics. Subsequently, I will raise some doubts about Lawson's pluralism, and identify questions that will have to be addressed by heterodox economists in order to maintain the (...)
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  31. Book Review: Hausman, D. M. Essays on Philosophy and Economic Methodology. [REVIEW]Bovens Luc - unknown
  32. The Critique of Equilibrium Theory in Economic Methodology: A Constructive Empiricist Perspective.Thomas A. Boylan & Pascal F. O'Gorman - 1991 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 5 (2):131 – 142.
    Abstract Kaldor, one of the leading figures of the post?war ?Cambridge School?, has produced a large volume of methodological writings since the mid?1960s, which we will argue represents one of the major critiques of orthodox equilibrium economic theory produced this century. While Kaldor's position represents a fundamental and radical rejection of the methodological basis of equilibrium economics, he did not provide a systematically formulated alternative methodology for economics. Recent attempts at providing such a reconstruction has argued that scientific realism provides (...)
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  33. Review. Explorations in Economic Methodology: From Lakatos to Empirical Philosophy of Science. R Backhouse.R. Bradley - 1999 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (2):316-318.
  34. Book Review: Roger Backhouse 'Explorations in Economic Methodology: From Lakatos to Empirical Philosophy of Science'. [REVIEW]Richard Bradley - unknown
  35. Economics is Not Always Performative: Some Limits for Performativity.Nicolas Brisset - 2016 - Journal of Economic Methodology 23 (2):160-184.
    The phenomenon of performativity has recently sparked debates about the status of the economic discourse. This paper aims to discuss the subjectivist idea that if economics ‘performs’ social reality, rather than merely reflects it, then every theory can be considered ‘true.’ My main goal is to point out three limits of performativity. First, not all theories can be performative since some do not produce empirical landmarks for agents. Second, social institutions restrict performativity. Third, I emphasize the necessity that a theory (...)
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  36. George Soros: Hayekian?Bruce Caldwell - 2013 - Journal of Economic Methodology 20 (4):350-356.
    This paper examines many similarities in the methodological and ontological views of George Soros and Friedrich Hayek.
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  37. Some Problems with Falsificationism in Economics.Bruce J. Caldwell - 1984 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 14 (4):489-495.
  38. "Seuls les Extrémistes Sont Cohérents": Rothbard Et l'École Austro-Américaine Dans la Querelle de L'Herméneutique.Gilles Campagnolo - 2006 - Ens Éditions.
    " Seuls les extrémistes sont cohérents... " Rothbard et l'Ecole austro-américaine dans la querelle de l'herméneutique.
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  39. The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics.Andrew Caplin & Andrew Schotter (eds.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press USA.
    The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Handbook is the first book in a new series by Andrew Caplin and Andrew Schotter. There is currently no guide available on the rapidly changing methodological frontiers of the field of economics. Economists have been introducing new theories and new sources of data at a remarkable rate in recent years, and there are widely divergent views both on how productive these expansions have been in the past, and how best to make progress (...)
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  40. The Rhetoric of Economics.Edward M. Clift - 2009 - In A. Lunsford, K. Wilson & R. Eberly (eds.), Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies. Sage Publications. pp. 197.
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  41. Seeing the Light Despite the Heat Post-Mirowski History of Economic Thought.Avi J. Cohen - 1992 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (1):83-96.
  42. "The Popperian Legacy in Economics", Edited by Neil de Marchi. [REVIEW]Avi J. Cohen - 1990 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (4):527.
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  43. The Systemic Failure of Economic Methodologists.David Colander - 2013 - Journal of Economic Methodology 20 (1):56 - 68.
    (2013). The systemic failure of economic methodologists. Journal of Economic Methodology: Vol. 20, Methodology, Systemic Risk, and the Economics Profession, pp. 56-68. doi: 10.1080/1350178X.2013.774848.
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  44. The Complexity Vision and the Teaching of Economics /Edited by David Colander.David C. Colander - 2000
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  45. Methodology.Jules Coleman - 2002 - In Jules Coleman & Scott J. Shapiro (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. Oxford University Press.
  46. On Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics (Donald N. McCloskey).S. Cremaschi - 1996 - Pragmatics and Cognition 4:423-427.
  47. Donald N. McCloskey,Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics.Sergio Cremaschi - 1996 - Pragmatics and Cognitionpragmatics and Cognition 4 (2):423-427.
  48. Review of D. McCloskey, Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics. [REVIEW]Sergio Cremaschi - 1996 - Pragmatics and Cognition 4 (2):425-9.
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  49. Carl R. Hausman, A Discourse On Novelty and Creation. [REVIEW]James W. Daley - 1977 - Journal of Value Inquiry 11 (4):311.
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  50. Works, Fireworks, and Frameworks: Economics and Rhetorico- Pragmatics.Marcelo Dascal - unknown
    We argue the case for a combination of rhetoric and pragmatics in the analysis of economic discourse. We contend that such a rhetorico-pragmatic approach is a viable alternative to both the excesses of the “rhetorical turn” and to the over-reaction of methodologists who discard as irrelevant a careful textual analysis and stick to the belief that economic knowledge progresses only through the conscientious application of Method. We examine two privileged grounds where the rhetorico-pragmatic approach does better than either Pure Rhetoric (...)
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