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    Consensus and Dissention Among Economic Science Academics in Mexico.Jorge L. Andere, Jorge Luis Canche-Escamilla & Alvaro Cano-Escalante - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (2):1.
    We report general and consensus results of a survey administered to a defined population of economic science academics in Mexico. Our results include insights on economic opinions, scientific aspects of economics, scientific activities, countries' economic performances and methodological orientation. Our outcomes show areas of consensus which, at least partially, are consistent with findings in previous studies. Comparisons between our results and those of other studies suggest that consensus could be constant over time and that economics academics in Mexico seems to (...)
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    What Can Economists Learn From Deleuze?Abderrazak Belabes - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (2):55.
    Listening, seeing and reading Gilles Deleuze has had an influence on my thinking more than most of the economic writings I have consulted over the past quarter of a century. This discovery and furtherance of knowledge enriched my reflection and also allowed me to go beyond the general philosopher, as a philosopher opening the way to new horizons. It makes the researcher aware that the most important thing is not the philosopher man but the man philosopher, i.e. the one who (...)
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    Deleuze Among the Economists: A Short Commentary on Abderrazak Belabes' 'What Can Economists Learn From Deleuze?'.Geoffrey Pfeifer - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (2):71.
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    Comment on Abderrazak Belabes' 'What Can Economists Learn From Deleuze?'.James E. Rowe - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (2):68.
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    The Self According to Others: Explaining Social Preferences with Social Approbation.Oswin Kruger Ruiz - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (2):38.
    In past decades, significant work in behavioural economics has decisively revealed the limitations of the human agency model known as Homo Economicus, whereby humans are purely driven by material self-interest. These behavioural findings are, however, far from integrated in mainstream economic theory, which builds heavily on the neoclassical tradition. Unbeknown to modern economics, Bernard Mandeville and Adam Smith already proposed a richer model of human agency in which choices also depend on the desire for social approbation. The social approbation mechanism (...)
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    Economics' Wisdom Deficit and How to Reduce It.John F. Tomer - 2020 - Economic Thought 9 (2):24.
    As is well understood, the values inherent in the dominant neoclassical economic paradigm are self- interest and optimisation. These are the values that guide individuals and policymakers in advanced capitalist economies in their economic decision making. As a consequence, the economics discipline, arguably, is insufficiently oriented to helping people and organisations make wise choices, choices about what is really and truly in people's best interests. In other words, there is strong reason to believe that economics has a wisdom deficit. This (...)
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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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