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The Resource Hahn and economic methodology, Thomas A. Boylan and Paschal F. O'Gorman

Hahn and economic methodology, Thomas A. Boylan and Paschal F. O'Gorman

Label
Hahn and economic methodology
Title
Hahn and economic methodology
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Boylan and Paschal F. O'Gorman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hahn on Methodology: The Quest for Understanding addresses two fundamental questions: (i) what is distinctive about economic theorising?; (ii) what is the cognitive value of the outcome of this activity of economic theorising, i.e. economic theory. We will argue that for Hahn, economic theorising is distinctive with respect to four dimensions. Firstly, the aim of economic theory is neither to describe nor explain the real economic world, as in the physical sciences. Rather the aim is to achieve objective, but non-scientific, understanding. Secondly, the central question for economic theory remains for Hahn how to understand, but not to predict as in physics for instance, how decentralised choices interact and perhaps get co-ordinated. Thirdly, Hahn identifies 'three commitments' without which, he argues, economic theorising for him is not possible. Finally, economic theorising has a distinctive approach, which Hahn calls its '"grammar of argumentation'."--Publisher's website
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boylan, Thomas A
Dewey number
330.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Gorman, Paschal F.
Series statement
Routledge frontiers of political economy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hahn, Frank
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Equilibrium (Economics)
Label
Hahn and economic methodology, Thomas A. Boylan and Paschal F. O'Gorman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Hahn in context : an overview -- Hahn's hostility to methodology -- In defence of economic theorising -- The core of neoclassical economics -- Economics and axiomatization -- Kaldor and Hahn on equilibrium economics -- Economics, mathematics, and rationality : a new grammar of argumentation -- Economic theory and Hahn's virtues of understanding
Control code
ocn787851154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136462023
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787851154
Label
Hahn and economic methodology, Thomas A. Boylan and Paschal F. O'Gorman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Hahn in context : an overview -- Hahn's hostility to methodology -- In defence of economic theorising -- The core of neoclassical economics -- Economics and axiomatization -- Kaldor and Hahn on equilibrium economics -- Economics, mathematics, and rationality : a new grammar of argumentation -- Economic theory and Hahn's virtues of understanding
Control code
ocn787851154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136462023
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787851154

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