Foundations of Science 8 (1):51-68 (2003)

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Recent developments in themethodology of economics have drawn uponpragmatist and realist philosophies of socialscience. These recent developments areoutlined. It is argued that a specific variantof realist philosophy known as critical realismcan provide the basis for a prescriptiveeconomic methodology that is not susceptible topragmatist criticisms.
Keywords conversation  critical realism  economic methodology  ontology  pragmatism  rhetoric
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DOI 10.1023/A:1022489528227
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