Routledge (1997)

Abstract
There is an increasingly widespread belief, both within and outside the discipline, that modern economics is irrelevant to the understanding of the real world. Economics and Reality traces this irrelevance to the failure of economists to match their methods with their subject, showing that formal, mathematical models are unsuitable to the social realities economists purport to address. Tony Lawson examines the various ways in which mainstream economics is rooted in positivist philosophy and examines the problems this causes. It focuses on human agency, social structure and their interaction and explores how the understanding of this social phenomena can be used to transform the nature of economic practice. Economics and Reality concludes by showing how this newly transformed economics might set about shaping economic policy.
Keywords Economics Methodology  Economics Philosophy  Economics Sociological aspects  Economic policy  Social policy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $24.80 used (75% off)   $72.42 new (28% off)   Amazon page
Call number HB131.L38 1997
ISBN(s) 0415154200   9780415154208   0415154219
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 63,360
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Realistic Realism About Unrealistic Models.Uskali Mäki - 2009 - In Harold Kincaid & Don Ross (eds.), The Oxford handbook of philosophy of economics. Oxford University Press.
Do We Need Mechanisms in the Social Sciences?Julian Reiss - 2007 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (2):163-184.
Elder-Vass on the Causal Power of Social Structures.Tobias Hansson Wahlberg - 2014 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (6):774-791.
Problems with Realism in Economics: Daniel M. Hausman.Daniel M. Hausman - 1998 - Economics and Philosophy 14 (2):185-213.
Philosophy of Economics.Daniel M. Hausman - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

View all 139 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
124 ( #86,003 of 2,448,895 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #223,910 of 2,448,895 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes