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  1. Pragmatism in Economic Methodology: The Duhem-Quine Thesis Revisited. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Boylan & Paschal F. O'Gorman - 2003 - Foundations of Science 8 (1):3-21.
    Contemporary developments in economicmethodology have produced a vibrant agenda ofcompeting positions. These include, amongothers, constructivism, critical realism andrhetoric, with each contributing to the Realistvs. Pragmatism debate in the philosophies of thesocial sciences. A major development in theneo-pragmatist contribution to economicmethodology has been Quine's pragmatic assaulton the dogmas of empiricism, which are nowclearly acknowledged within contemporaryeconomic methodology. This assault isencapsulated in the celebrated Duhem-Quinethesis, which according to a number ofcontemporary leading philosophers of economics,poses a particularly serious methodologicalproblem for economics. This problem, (...)
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  2. A Causal Holist Critique Thomas A Boylan and Paschal F O'Gorman.Thomas A. Boylan - 1999 - In Steve Fleetwood (ed.), Critical Realism in Economics: Development and Debate. Routledge. pp. 137.
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    The Critique of Equilibrium Theory in Economic Methodology: A Constructive Empiricist Perspective.Thomas A. Boylan & Pascal F. O'Gorman - 1991 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 5 (2):131 – 142.
    Abstract Kaldor, one of the leading figures of the post?war ?Cambridge School?, has produced a large volume of methodological writings since the mid?1960s, which we will argue represents one of the major critiques of orthodox equilibrium economic theory produced this century. While Kaldor's position represents a fundamental and radical rejection of the methodological basis of equilibrium economics, he did not provide a systematically formulated alternative methodology for economics. Recent attempts at providing such a reconstruction has argued that scientific realism provides (...)
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    National University of Ireland, Galway and is Currently Dean of Research at the University. He has Published Widely in the Areas of Econometrics, Growth and Development Economics, Economic Meth.Thomas A. Boylan - 2003 - Foundations of Science 8:107-108.
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    Causal holism and economic methodology : theories, models and explanation.Thomas A. Boylan & Paschal F. O'Gorman - 2001 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 3:395-409.
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    Economics, Rational Choice and Normative Philosophy.Thomas A. Boylan & Ruvin Gekker (eds.) - 2009 - Routledge.
    Following Amartya Sen’s insistence to expand the framework of rational choice theory by taking into account ‘non-utility information,’ economists, political scientists and philosophers have recently concentrated their efforts in analysing the issues related to rights, freedom, diversity intentions and equality. Thomas Boylan and Ruvin Gekker have gathered essays that reflect this trend. The particular themes addressed in this volume include: the measurement of diversity and freedom, formal analysis of individual rights and intentions, judgment aggregation under constraints and strategic manipulation in (...)
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