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    Constructing "the Economy".Margaret Schabas - 2009 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (1):3-19.
    Economists study "The Economy," or so one might suppose. Yet this overarching entity is strikingly absent from mainstream theory. Since the 1950s, it has generally been described with a few mathematical propositions and not given a description that attends to institutions, power relations, or the emergent properties that form the leading indicators in macroeconomic theory. There is thus a significant divergence between folk economics and scientific economics on this theoretical entity. This article briefly addresses the history of this concept, noting (...)
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    Hume’s Monetary Thought Experiments.Margaret Schabas - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (2):161-169.
    Contemporary economists deem virtually every piece of reasoning and argumentation in economics a model, forgetting that there may well be other conceptual tools at hand. This article demonstrates that David Hume used thought experiments to make some remarkable breakthroughs in monetary economics, and that this resolves a longstanding debate about an apparent inconsistency in Hume, between the neutrality and non-neutrality of money. In the actual world, money is never neutral for Hume; only in thought experiments does a sudden growth in (...)
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    An Assessment of the Scientific Standing of Economics.Margaret Schabas - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:298 - 306.
    Economists are still very much in the grip of both operationalism and a reverence for classical mechanics as the science to emulate. Those who have exposed the weaknesses of this approach tend also to dismiss neo-classical economics as devoid of empirical and/or ideological-free content, a move which seems to have been counter-productive. This paper attempts to follow up on the more modest assessment of economics put forth by Allan Gibbard and Hal Varian. Their perspective on economic models suggests that economists (...)
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    Refereeing in 1992.Judith Buber Agassi, Mario Bunge, Peter Flaherty, Gang Ke, Henry Krips, Stephanie Morgenstern, Alan Musgrave, Raphael Sassower, Margaret Schabas & Jeremy Shearmur - 1995 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (4).
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    Alfred Marshall, W. Stanley Jevons, and the Mathematization of Economics.Margaret Schabas - 1989 - Isis 80 (1):60-73.
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    An Anomaly for Laudan's Pragmatic Model.Margaret Schabas - 1987 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 18 (1):43-52.
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    Book Review:Linnaeus: Nature and Nation Lisbet Koerner. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 2001 - Philosophy of Science 68 (2):275-.
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    Book Review:The Values of Precision M. Norton Wise. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (3):517-.
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    Book Reviews : The Economist's View of the World: Governments, Markets, and Public Policy. By Steven E. Rhoads. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985. Pp. 416. $39.50 (Cloth), $12.95 (Paper. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (4):559-561.
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    An Essay on the Principle of Population. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (4):482-484.
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    Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society San Diego, 5-9 November 1997.Margaret Schabas, Keith R. Benson & Margaret J. Osler - 1998 - Isis 89 (1):185-190.
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    A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism.Margaret Schabas & Carl Wennerlind - 2020 - University of Chicago Press.
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    Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment, Charles L. Griswold, Jr. Cambridge University Press, 1999, XIV + 412 Pages. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 2000 - Economics and Philosophy 16 (2):333-378.
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    Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life, by James R. Otteson. Cambridge University Press, 2002, 352 Pages. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 2005 - Economics and Philosophy 21 (1):133-139.
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    David Hume as a Proto-Weberian: Commerce, Protestantism, and Secular Culture.Margaret Schabas - 2020 - Social Philosophy and Policy 37 (1):190-212.
    David Hume wrote prolifically and influentially on economics and was an enthusiast for the modern commercial era of manufacturing and global trade. As a vocal critic of the Church, and possibly a nonbeliever, Hume positioned commerce at the vanguard of secularism. I here argue that Hume broached ideas that gesture toward those offered by Max Weber in his famous Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Hume discerned a strong correlation between economic flourishing and Protestantism, and he pointed to a (...)
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    Economic History and the History of Economics by Mark Blaug. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1988 - Isis 79 (4):714-715.
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    Early Mathematical Economics: William Whewell and the British Case by James P. Henderson. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1998 - Isis 89 (1):141-142.
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    Groups Versus Individuals in Hume’s Political Economy.Margaret Schabas - 2007 - The Monist 90 (2):200-212.
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    John Stuart Mill and Concepts of Nature.Margaret Schabas - 1995 - Dialogue 34 (3):447-.
    Why did Mill draw such a firm line between nature and society, and what did he mean by the claim that only permanent or necessary truths could be gleaned in nature? Why are the laws of production able to transcend the social realm and thereby attain a higher epistemological standing? Was Mill the first to make this distinction, or does it conform with a long tradition within the history of economic thought?
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    Lives of the Laureates: Seven Nobel Economists by William Breit; Roger W. Spencer. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1987 - Isis 78 (3):464-465.
  21. More Food for Thought: Mill, Coleridge and the Dismal Science of Economics.Margaret Schabas - 2017 - In Larry Stewart & Jed Buchwald (eds.), The Romance of Science: Essays in Honour of Trevor H. Levere. Springer Verlag.
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    Review of More Heat Than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature's Economics by Philip Mirowski. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (4):708-710.
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    Statistical Visions in Time: A History of Time Series Analysis, 1662-1938 by Judy L. Klein. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1998 - Isis 89 (4):706-706.
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    "The History of Econometric Ideas", by Mary Morgan. [REVIEW]Margaret Schabas - 1993 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (3):376.
  25. The Oeconomy of Nature: An Interview with Margaret Schabas.Margaret Schabas & C. Tyler DesRoches - 2013 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 6 (2):66.
    MARGARET LYNN SCHABAS (Toronto, 1954) is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and served as the head of the Philosophy Department from 2004-2009. She has held professoriate positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at York University, and has also taught as a visiting professor at Michigan State University, University of Colorado-Boulder, Harvard, CalTech, the Sorbonne, and the École Normale de Cachan. As the recipient of several fellowships, she has enjoyed visiting terms at Stanford, Duke, (...)
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    The Permissibility of Classified Research in University Science.Margaret Schabas - 1988 - Public Affairs Quarterly 2 (4):47-64.
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