Caveat emptor: Economics and contemporary philosophy of science

Philosophy of Science 64 (4):116 (1997)

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D. Hands
University of Puget Sound
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The relationship between economics and the philosophy of natural science has changed substantially during the last few years. What was once exclusively a one-way relationship from philosophy to economics now seems to be much closer to bilateral exchange. The purpose of this paper is to examine this new relationship. First, I document the change. Second, I examine the situation within contemporary philosophy of science in order to explain why economics might have its current appeal. Third, I consider some of the issues that might jeopardize the success of this philosophical project
Keywords Economics of Science
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DOI 10.1086/392591
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