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  1. The Commercialization of Science, and the Response of STS.Philip Mirowski & Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2007 - In Edward Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch & Judy Wajcman (eds.), The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. MIT Press. pp. 635-89.
     
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    An Economist's Glance at Goldman's Economics.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (4):148.
    Goldman joins the ranks of epistemologists, philosophers, and science studies scholars trying to use economic models of science. For Goldman, these models are part of social rather than individual epistemics. His hope is that these models will illustrate that non-epistemic goals of individual scientists such as professional success do not necessarily undermine epistemic aims of science such as the acquisition of truth. This paper shows that there are inconsistencies between Goldman's individual and social epistemics, that these models do not live (...)
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    Economics of Science: Survey and Suggestions.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 1999 - Journal of Economic Methodology 6 (1):95-124.
    The literature of an economics of science exists in a dismal no-(wo)man's-land located somewhere between economics, history, philosophy, policy, sociology and science. Perhaps it would have continued in this tenuous quasi-existence indefinitely, were it not for a series of trends that now seem to be encouraging the institution of a subfield within the profession of economics devoted to the topic. However, many of the economists who have begun to proclaim the existence of the new subfield have generally done so by (...)
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    Introduction.Esther-Mirjam Sent & Arjo Klamer - 2002 - Journal of Economic Methodology 9 (3):265-273.
    Whereas methodological discussions of scientific publication frequently occur in an institutional vacuum, in the sense that they take little account of the process whereby scientific contributions are published, this symposium illuminates the urgency of focusing on the increased dominance of commercial considerations in scientific publication in particular and science in general. It stresses the importance of embarking upon a multi-disciplinary evaluation that starts from a contextual perspective, looks at developments in sciences other than just economics, and goes beyond attributing everything (...)
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    Herbert A. Simon as a Cyborg Scientist.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2000 - Perspectives on Science 8 (4):380-406.
    : This paper discusses how Herbert Simon's initial interest in decision making became transformed into a focus on understanding human problem solving in response to the concrete conditions of the Cold War and the practical goals of the military. In particular, it suggests a connection between the seachange in Simon's interest and his shift in patronage. As a result, Simon is portrayed as a component of the scientific-military World War II cyborg that further evolved during the Cold War. Moving from (...)
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    Sent Simulating Simon Simulating Scientists.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2001 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (3):479-500.
    The paper consists of a reflexive exercise in which Herbert Simon's views concerning science are applied to his own research. It argues that what connected his ventures into so many different disciplinary domains was a search for complex, hierarchical systems. In the process, the paper establishes a close connection between Simon's insights and his focus on simulation. Instead of simulating Simon on a computer, though, it simulates Simon on paper. This exercise is then contrasted with Simon's own attempts to simulate (...)
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    What an Economist Can Teach Nancy Cartwright.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 1996 - Social Epistemology 10 (2):171 – 192.
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    47 Pluralism.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2009 - In Jan Peil & Irene van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Edward Elgar. pp. 358.
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    17 Sargent's Symmetry Saga: Ontological Versus Technical Constraints.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2001 - In Uskali Mäki (ed.), The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 335.
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    International Network for Economic Method.Sheila Dow, Roger Backhouse, John Davis, Daniel Hausman, Tony Lawson, Mary Morgan & Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2003 - Journal of Economic Methodology 10 (1):99-101.
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    Sargent and the Unbearable Lightness of Symmetry.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 1998 - Journal of Economic Methodology 5 (1):93-114.
    Influenced by changes in his environment in the early 1980s, Thomas Sargent tried to serve his interest in finding conceptual integrity of theory and method by using rational expectations to link general equilibrium theory and vector autoregressions. Dead ends loomed large on Sargent's horizon when he tried to fit the a priori bias towards symmetry in general equilibrium theory into this framework and when he became aware of the consequences of his initial decisions. In particular, he turned out to be (...)
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    Beyond Philosophy of Economics : Towards Symmetry.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2000 - Rue Descartes 28:105-121.
    La méthodologie est pertinente pour la science économique, car beaucoup d'économistes se demandent non sans angoisse si leur objet est une science, ou l'amorce d'une science, ou bien désirent ardemment imiter les sciences. Ce texte donne un bref aperçu des développements en philosophie des sciences, en général, et plus particulièrement en ce qui concerne l'economie. Partant de problèmes liés à l'échec de tentatives pour établir l'asymétrie dans ces domaines, il s'en saisit pour faire mouvement vers la sociologie de la connaissance (...)
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    Allied Social Science Associations New Orleans, LA.Esther-Mirjam Sent, Uskali Malu, James Wible, Kumaraswami Velupillai, Massimo Egidi & Maarten-Pieter Schinkel - 1996 - Journal of Economic Methodology 3 (2,353).
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    The Economics of Science in Historical and Disciplinary Perspective.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2013 - Spontaneous Generations 7 (1):6-11.
    In the current climate characterized by scrutiny and control of science, it is not too surprising to encounter appeals to an “economics of science” that will serve to structure the inchoate impressions of the various constituencies involved, as well as to provide a basis for reasoned debate and guidance for public policy. This focused discussion piece lays the historical and discilpinary foundation for that debate.
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  15. ¸ Itekellersetal:Sp.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2006
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  16. Pluralisms in Economics.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2006 - In ¸ Itekellersetal:Sp. pp. 80--101.
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  17. The Evolving Rationality of Rational Expectations: An Assessment of Thomas Sargent's Achievements.Esther-Mirjam Sent - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Inspired by recent developments in science studies, this book offers an innovative type of analysis of the recent history of rational expectations economics. In the course of exploring the multiple dimensions of rational expectations analysis, Professor Sent focuses on the work of Thomas Sargent, an instrumental pioneer in the development of this school of thought. The investigation attempts to avoid a Whiggish history that sees Sargent's development as inevitably progressing to better and better economic analysis. Instead, it provides an illustration (...)
     
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