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Critical economic methodology : a personal odyssey

Author: Lawrence A Boland
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Economic methodologists frequently complain that they are ignored by the mainstream. Practicing economists claim that methodology has nothing useful to say to them. In this typically provocative book, Lawrence Boland takes issue with both sides, arguing that there has been too much 'methodology for methodology's sake' and that mainstream economics might benefit by using methodology to take a critical look at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Boland
ISBN: 0415136075 9780415136075
OCLC Number: 34658564
Description: xi, 307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Criticism vs titillating methodology --
Methodology's demand and supply --
Outline of the book --
1. Economic methodology prior to 1979 --
2. Criticizing the critiques of Friedman's 1953 essay --
3. Criticizing satisficing, empiricism and formalism in methodology --
4. On the methodology of the history of contemporary economic thought --
5. Tautology vs testability in economic methodology --
6. Criticizing the neoclassical maximization hypothesis is futile --
7. Appraisal vs criticism in economics --
8. The theory and practice of economic methodology --
9. Criticizing economic positivism --
10. Criticizing philosophy of economics --
11. Reflections on Blaug's Methodology of Economics
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Boland.
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Taking issue with both economic methodologists and practicing economists, the author argues both that there has been too much 'methodology for methodology's sake' and that mainstream economics might  Read more...

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