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  1. Erasing the Invisible Hand: Essays on an Elusive and Misused Concept in Economics.Warren J. Samuels - 2011 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book examines the use, principally in economics, of the concept of the invisible hand, centering on Adam Smith. It interprets the concept as ideology, knowledge, and a linguistic phenomenon. It shows how the principal Chicago School interpretation misperceives and distorts what Smith believed on the economic role of government. The essays further show how Smith was silent as to his intended meaning, using the term to set minds at rest; how the claim that the invisible hand is the foundational (...)
     
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  2. Markets and Their Social Construction.Warren J. Samuels - 2004 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (2):357-370.
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    The Growth of Government.Warren J. Samuels - 1993 - Ethic@ 7 (4):445-460.
    Robert Higgs's Crisis and Leviathan argues that there is a ratchet effect both after major wars and other serious crises, such as depressions: attitudinal or ideological changes lead not only to greater government spending but greater intrusion of government into economic command and control. Higgs's explanation of the growth of government, however, is embedded in and driven by a particular ideological view of the legal‐economic world, one that misapprehends certain legal‐economic fundamentals, including the scope of economic command and control, and (...)
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    The Legal-Economic Nexus.Warren J. Samuels - 2007 - Routledge.
    Providing another key contribution to the immensely popular field of law and economics, this book, written by the doyen of the history of economic thought in the US, explores the dynamic relationship between economics, law and polity. Combining a selection of old and new essays by Warren J. Samuels that chart a number of key themes, it provides an important commentary on the development of an academic field and demonstrates how policy is structured and manipulated by human social construction. The (...)
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  5. Historians of Economics and Economic Thought.Steven G. Medema & Warren J. Samuels (eds.) - 2001 - Routledge.
    The history of economic thought has always attracted some of the brightest minds in the discipline. These chroniclers of development have helped form our current views, and it is no surprise that many among them have been at the forefront of new movements in the history of ideas. This notable collection summarizes the work of these key historians of economics and attempts to quantify their impact. Some of the writers covered, such as Friedrich Hayek and Joan Robinson, are already assured (...)
     
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  6. The Economy as a Process of Valuation.Warren J. Samuels, Steven G. Medema & A. Allan Schmid - 1997
     
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    A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith. Andrew S. Skinner.Warren J. Samuels - 1981 - Ethics 91 (4):689-691.
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    The Political Economy of Adam Smith.Warren J. Samuels - 1977 - Ethics 87 (3):189-207.
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    Book Review:The State as a Firm. Richard D. Auster, Morris Silver. [REVIEW]Warren J. Samuels - 1981 - Ethics 91 (2):338-.
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    You Cannot Derive "Ought" From "Is".Warren J. Samuels - 1973 - Ethics 83 (2):159-162.
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    Schumpeter and the Idea of Social Science: A Metatheoretical Study. Yuichi Shionoya.Warren J. Samuels - 1998 - Isis 89 (4):763-764.
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    Diskussion/Discussion. The Pareto Principle: Another View.Warren J. Samuels - 1981 - Analyse & Kritik 3 (1):124-134.
    The Pareto principle is in fact the fundamental concept of welfare economics. However, it has serious analytical and heuristic limits, is selective and conservative in nature and use, and is heavily normative notwithstanding the pretensions by advocates of its positive character.
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    The History of Econometric Ideas. Mary S. Morgan.Warren J. Samuels - 1992 - Isis 83 (1):154-155.
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    Postmodernism and Economics: A Middlebrow View.Warren J. Samuels - 1996 - Journal of Economic Methodology 3 (1):113-120.
    Exposition and defense of postmodernism in regards to epistemology and language in economics. Centers on truth versus tools and truth versus story while emphasizing social constructivism, methodological pluralism, and multiplicity of truth. Affirms quest for confident knowledge but emphasizes limitations with regard to results understood as truth. Defends and puts into perspective the charge of ?anything goes?. Adopts self-reflexive view of postmodernism itself.
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    Some Thoughts on Multiplicity.Warren J. Samuels - 1995 - Journal of Economic Methodology 2 (2):287-292.
    Analyzes means and results of reduction of variables from evident multiplicity to a manageable few, the latter driven by conceptions of science and disciplinary paradigm and problem formulation. Attention is given to the use of such concepts as ?natural?, ?distortion?, ?anomalies?, and assumptions as to rights. To the inevitability of the selective reduction of multiplicity and complexity is juxtaposed the necessity of taking account thereof and of the limits thereby imposed on analysis.
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    The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics. John Eatwell, Murray Milgate, and Peter Newman . New York: Stockton Press, 1987, 949, 1044, 1085, and 1025 Pages. [REVIEW]Warren J. Samuels - 1990 - Economics and Philosophy 6 (2):301.
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    Murray Rothbard's Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought.Warren J. Samuels - 1998 - Critical Review 12 (1-2):71-76.
    Murray Rothbard's Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought demonstrates his mastery of the literature. But his interpretation of the development of economics reflects, and is therefore severely limited by, his Austrian?libertarian perspective. Indeed, Rothbard appropriates the history of economic thought principally to advance his perspective, as seen in his neglect of social control, his identification of his desired economic system with the natural order of things, and especially in his denigratory treatment of Adam Smith?at bottom for not being (...)
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    Neville Keynes: A Life in a Period of Transition - Phyllis Deane, The Life and Times of J. Neville Keynes.Warren J. Samuels - 2003 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 13 (1).
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    The Market: Social Constuction and Operation.Warren J. Samuels - 2004 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 14 (2).
    Markets are not given, transcendent and commanding. Markets are socially constructed, a function of interaction among both institutions normally seen as within the market and institutions of social control. The conventional theories of the firm, by Gardiner C. Means, Ronald Coase and others, do not go far enough when they are used as theories of the market. Markets are a function of the activities of firms to establish market structures of their own liking and of the impact of a wide (...)
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    A Critique of the Discursive Systems and Foundation Concepts of Distribution Analysis.Warren J. Samuels - 1982 - Analyse & Kritik 4 (1):4-21.
    Productivity and exploitation theories of distribution are identified as alternative discursive systems. Both are shown to have analytic and interpretive strengths but also to be relative vis-a-vis the bases by which conclusions in terms of exploitation and productivity, respectively, are reached and stated. A third, nonideological alternative mode of discourse is suggested: appropriation theory, focussing on power and inequality but without normative judgment. The work of Max Weber is used to illustrate appropriation theory.
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    Hayek From the Perspective of an Institutionalist Historian of Econonic Thought: An Interpretive Essay.Warren J. Samuels - 1999 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 9 (2-3):279-290.
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    Society is a Process of Mutual Coercion and Governance, Selectively Perceived: Rejoinder to Higgs.Warren J. Samuels - 1995 - Critical Review 9 (3):437-443.
    Robert Higgs misunderstands me as suggesting that there is, in all societies, a mathematically constant level of coercion. My argument is that society and economy are fundamentally structures of coercion and governance, with selective perception being employed to choose which interests government will coercively protect. As a result coercion is ubiquitous?ideological preconceptions and material preferences to the contrary notwithstanding. Libertarianism consists of attractive sentiments but sentiments nonetheless. Higgs is participating in the process of determining the uses of government, not in (...)
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    Reply to Norman Barry.Warren J. Samuels - 2000 - Journal de Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 10 (2-3):405-408.
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    Deduction and the Practice of Economics: The Necessity of a Sense of Limits.Warren J. Samuels - 2001 - Journal of Economic Methodology 8 (1):99-104.
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    An Essay on the Unmagic of Norms and Rules and of Markets.Warren J. Samuels - 2000 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 10 (2):391-398.
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    No Title Available: Reviews.Warren J. Samuels - 1990 - Economics and Philosophy 6 (2):301-309.
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    Book Review:Welfare, Justice, and Freedom. Scott Gordon. [REVIEW]Warren J. Samuels - 1982 - Ethics 92 (4):754-.
  28. Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology. Volume 16.Warren J. Samuels & Jeff E. Biddle (eds.) - 1998
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  29. Essays in the History of Economics.William Henderson, Kirk D. Johnson, Marianne F. Johnson & Warren J. Samuels (eds.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    Under the impressive editorship of Warren Samuels et al, this book addresses the state of the history of economic thought today. An important contribution to the study of the history of economics, this eagerly-awaited book will develop an unsurprisingly large following.
     
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  30. An Evolutionary Approach to Law and Economics.Warren J. Samuels, A. Allan Schmid & James D. Schaffer - 2007 - In The Legal-Economic Nexus. Routledge.
  31. Simon, Michael A., "Understanding Human Action: Social Explanation and the Vision of Social Science". [REVIEW]Warren J. Samuels - 1982 - Ethics 93:631.
  32. The Duke of Argyll and Edwin L. Godkin as Precursors to Hayek on the Relation of Ignorance to Policy.Warren J. Samuels, Kirk D. Johnson & Marianne Johnson - 2007 - In The Legal-Economic Nexus. Routledge.
     
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  33. The Duke of Argyll and Henry George : Land Ownership and Governance.Warren J. Samuels, Kirk D. Johnson & Marianne Johnson - 2007 - In The Legal-Economic Nexus. Routledge.
     
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  34. Two Views of Government : A Conversation.Warren J. Samuels & James M. Buchanan - 2007 - In The Legal-Economic Nexus. Routledge.