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The Resource Fact and fiction in economics : models, realism and social construction, edited by Uskali Mäki, (electronic resource)

Fact and fiction in economics : models, realism and social construction, edited by Uskali Mäki, (electronic resource)

Label
Fact and fiction in economics : models, realism and social construction
Title
Fact and fiction in economics
Title remainder
models, realism and social construction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Uskali Mäki
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bringing together some of the leading figures in the methodology and philosophy of economics, this collection provides a thoughtful and balanced overview of the current state of debate about the nature and limits of economic knowledge
Dewey number
330.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Mäki, Uskali
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  • Economics
  • Economics
Label
Fact and fiction in economics : models, realism and social construction, edited by Uskali Mäki, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Proceedings of a conference held at Erasmus University of Rotterdam, November 14-15, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Some nonreasons for nonrealism about economics
  • Uskali Mäki
  • III. Economic models and economic reality:
  • Credible worlds: the status of theoretical models in economics
  • Robert Sugden
  • Limits of causal order, from economics to physics
  • Nancy Cartwright
  • Econometrics and reality
  • Kevin D. Hoover
  • Models, stories, and the economic world
  • I. Introduction:
  • Mary S. Morgan -- Economic models and reality: the role of informal scientific methods
  • Roger E. Backhouse
  • Truthlikeness and economic theories
  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
  • IV. The constitution of economic reality:
  • Rational choice, functional selection, and "empty black boxes"
  • Philip Pettit
  • Reality of common cultures
  • Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap
  • Collective acceptance and collective attitudes: on the social construction of social reality
  • Dismal queen of the social sciences
  • Raimo Tuomela, Wolfgang Balzer
  • Hayek and cultural evolution
  • Bruce Caldwell
  • Putting evidence in its place: John Mill's early struggles with "facts in the concrete"
  • Neil De Marchi
  • V. The institutions of economics:
  • You shouldn't want a realism if you have a rhetoric
  • Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • More things change, the more they stay the same: social realism in contemporary science studies
  • D. Wade Hands
  • Uskali Mäki
  • Economists: truth-seekers or rent-seekers?
  • Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla
  • II. Setting the scene:
  • Ugly currents in modern economics
  • Mark Blaug
  • Modern economics and its critics
  • Partha Dasgupta
Control code
ocn559314381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511072895
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)559314381
Label
Fact and fiction in economics : models, realism and social construction, edited by Uskali Mäki, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Proceedings of a conference held at Erasmus University of Rotterdam, November 14-15, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Some nonreasons for nonrealism about economics
  • Uskali Mäki
  • III. Economic models and economic reality:
  • Credible worlds: the status of theoretical models in economics
  • Robert Sugden
  • Limits of causal order, from economics to physics
  • Nancy Cartwright
  • Econometrics and reality
  • Kevin D. Hoover
  • Models, stories, and the economic world
  • I. Introduction:
  • Mary S. Morgan -- Economic models and reality: the role of informal scientific methods
  • Roger E. Backhouse
  • Truthlikeness and economic theories
  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
  • IV. The constitution of economic reality:
  • Rational choice, functional selection, and "empty black boxes"
  • Philip Pettit
  • Reality of common cultures
  • Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap
  • Collective acceptance and collective attitudes: on the social construction of social reality
  • Dismal queen of the social sciences
  • Raimo Tuomela, Wolfgang Balzer
  • Hayek and cultural evolution
  • Bruce Caldwell
  • Putting evidence in its place: John Mill's early struggles with "facts in the concrete"
  • Neil De Marchi
  • V. The institutions of economics:
  • You shouldn't want a realism if you have a rhetoric
  • Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • More things change, the more they stay the same: social realism in contemporary science studies
  • D. Wade Hands
  • Uskali Mäki
  • Economists: truth-seekers or rent-seekers?
  • Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla
  • II. Setting the scene:
  • Ugly currents in modern economics
  • Mark Blaug
  • Modern economics and its critics
  • Partha Dasgupta
Control code
ocn559314381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511072895
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)559314381

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