RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 56535261 LA English T1 Economic theory and cognitive science : microexplanation A1 Ross, Don,, PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2005 SN 0262182467 9780262182461 0262681684 9780262681681 AB "In this study Don Ross explores the relationship of economics to other branches of behavioral science, asking, in the course of his analysis, under what interpretation economics is a sound empirical science. The book explores the relationships between economic theory and the theoretical foundations of related disciplines that are relevant to the day-to-day work of economics - the cognitive and behavioral sciences. It asks whether the increasingly sophisticated techniques of microeconomic analysis have revealed any deep empirical regularities - whether technical improvement represents improvement in any other sense. Casting Daniel Dennett and Kenneth Binmore as its intellectual heroes, the book proposes a comprehensive model of economic theory that, Ross argues, does not supplant but recovers the core neoclassical insights and counters the caricaturish conception of neoclassicism so derided by advocates of behavioral or evolutionary economics."--BOOK JACKET.