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    The economics of science: methodology and epistemology as if economics really mattered.James R. Wible - 1998 - New York: Routledge.
    This book explores aspects of science from an economic point of view. The author begins with economic models of misconduct in science, moving on to discuss other important issues, including market failure and the market place of ideas.
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    Fraud in science an economic approach.James R. Wible - 1992 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (1):5-27.
    In recent years, there have been multiple instances of misconduct in science, yet no coherent framework exists for characterizing this phenomenon. The thesis of this article is that economic analysis can provide such a framework. Economic analysis leads to two categories of misconduct: replication failure and fraud. Replication failure can be understood as the scientist making optimal use of time in a professional environment where innovation is emphasized rather than replication. Fraud can be depicted as a deliberate gamble under conditions (...)
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    Game Theory, Abduction, and the Economy of Research: C. S. Peirce's Conception of Humanity's Most Economic Resource.James R. Wible - 2018 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 54 (2):134.
    Our power of guessing corresponds to a bird's musical and aeronautical powers.There still remains one more economic consideration in reference to a hypothesis; namely, that it may give a good "leave," as the billiard players say.There is a game called "Twenty Questions," in which one party thinks of something well known to the other, who may then ask at most twenty questions answerable by yes or no, after which he has a right to make three guesses. … The principle of (...)
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    The Economic Mind of Charles Sanders Peirce.James R. Wible - 2008 - Contemporary Pragmatism 5 (2):39-67.
    Charles Peirce had significant interests in economics. He reworked the mathematical economic models of Cournot and Jevons in the 1870s. He conceived of the transitive axiom of consumer preferences in 1874. Peirce also developed a thesis of the cognitive efficiency of the human mind, abduction. He criticized Newcomb's economic writings. These forays into economics affected the six essays on pragmatism. These interests in economics are integrated with the meaning of the pragmatic maxim in Peirce's 1903 Harvard Lectures.
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    The economic organization of science, the firm, and the marketplace.James R. Wible - 1995 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (1):35-68.
    Among the various institutional structures of an economy like the firm and the marketplace is one that is like no other. Science is unique. This uniqueness raises an important question: why does science exist? From an economic perspective, there are two potentially meaningful approaches to the existence of science. They both encompass institutional pluralism. A substitutes theory of comparative institutions presupposes the primacy of the commercial marketplace over firms—that firms substitute for the market when markets fail. This theory has not (...)
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  6. Prediction, complexity, and pluralism: More on Rescher's post-postmodern economic philosophy of science A review of Nicholas Rescher's Predicting the Future.James R. Wible - 2000 - Journal of Economic Methodology 7 (2):294-302.
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    Peirce's Economic Model in the First Harvard Lecture on Pragmatism.James R. Wible - 2014 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 50 (4):548.
    Economics is one of the disciplines of inquiry that interested C. S. Peirce throughout his life. As is well known, Peirce dabbled in mathematical economics in the 1870s. In 1903 Peirce offered one more instance of a mathematical economic model in his Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism. A model of the profit-maximizing insurance firm is found in the very first lecture where it is offered as his most elaborate example of the pragmatic maxim. Peirce’s reasons for including a mathematical economic model (...)
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    Ricardian Inference: Charles S. Peirce, Economics, and Scientific Method.Kevin D. Hoover & James R. Wible - 2020 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 56 (4):521-557.
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    Innovative therapies, suspended trials, and the economics of clinical research: Facilitated communication and biomedical cases.James R. Wible & Susan Dietrich - 2002 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (3):275-309.
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro Most approaches to the philosophy of the natural and social sciences are basedon completed scientific investigations. However, there are many importantcases in science in which testing is incomplete. These cases are termed suspendedtrials and are particularly significant in biomedical and allied health fields. Initially,the authors' interest in suspended trials was piqued by a controversialmethod for assisting autistic children known as facilitated communication. Thisarticle examines facilitated communication and other examples of suspendedtrials from the perspective of (...)
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  10. Rescher's economic philosophy of science.James R. Wible - 1994 - Journal of Economic Methodology 1:314-323.
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    A Peircean Perspective on Integrating Economics and Evolutionary Theory. [REVIEW]James R. Wible - 2018 - Journal of Economic Methodology 25 (1):105-111.