Comments on 'Error in Economics: Toward a More Evidence-Based Methodology' by Julian Reiss

Journal of Economic Methodology 18 (01):87-92 (2011)
Abstract
We find prejudices in favor of theory, as far back as there is institutionalized science. Plato and Aristotle frequented the Academy at Athens. That building is located on one side of the Agora, or market place. It is almost as far as possible from the Herculaneum, the temple to the goddess of fire, the patron of the metallurgists. It is ?on the other side of the tracks?. True to this class distinction, we all know a little about Greek geometry and the teachings of the philosophers. Who knows anything about Greek metallurgy? Yet perhaps the gods speak to us in their own way. Of all the buildings that once graced the Athenian Agora, only one stands as it always was, untouched by time or reconstruction. That is the temple of the metallurgists. The academy fell down long ago. It has been rebuilt?partly by money earned in the steel mills of Pittsburgh. (Hacking 1983).
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DOI 10.1080/1350178X.2011.550126
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