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Roberto Veneziani
Queen Mary University of London
  1. Reorienting Economics?LawsonTonyReorienting EconomicsLondon: Routledge, 2003. 383pp. $180 , $65. [REVIEW]Simon Mohun & Roberto Veneziani - 2012 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (1):126-145.
    Reorienting Economics analyzes many important issues in the social sciences. This article focuses on Lawson’s key methodological and epistemological claims concerning the role of mathematics in social theory. Lawson provides several forceful criticisms of the search for mathematical rigor for the mere sake of formalism. Yet his stronger claims on the extremely limited, if nonexistent, scope for formal analysis in the social sciences are less convincing. In general, his purely methodological approach does not provide robust foundations for reorienting economics.
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  2. Exploitation.Benjamin Ferguson & Roberto Veneziani - 2018 - Economics and Philosophy 34 (3):291-294.
     
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    Review Essay: A Future for (Analytical) Marxism?Roberto Veneziani - 2008 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (3):388-399.
    Andrew Levine analyses the theoretical legacy of recent Marxist schools, focusing in particular on analytical Marxism (AM). He argues that AM is uniquely suited to provide the foundations for a revival of Marxist theory. In this paper, Levine's reconstruction of the core of Marxism and his analysis of the trajectory of AM are critically discussed. Although the theoretical contribution of AM should not be overlooked, some objectionable methodological and theoretical tenets of AM, and in particular of Rational Choice Marxism, are (...)
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