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Is there progress in economics? : knowledge, truth and the history of economic thought

Author: Stephan Boehm; et al
Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, Mass., USA : E. Elgar, ©2002.
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This text discusses the concept of progress in economics and investigates whether any advance had been made in its different spheres of research. The authors look back at the history, successes and failures of their respective fields and thoroughly examine the notion of progress from an epistemological and methodological perspective. The idea of progress is particularly significant as the authors regard it as an  Read more...
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Is there progress in economics?.
Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, Mass., USA : E. Elgar, c2002
(DLC) 2001054305
(OCoLC)48074812
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Boehm; et al
ISBN: 1843765624 9781843765622
OCLC Number: 52343775
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 410 p.) : ill.
Contents: Copyright; Contents; Figures and Tables; Contributors; Foreword; Introduction; PART I Progress: A Contested Concept?; 1. Does progress matter?; 2. Is there really progress in economics?; PART II Progress in the History of Ideas: Alternative Approaches; 3. On applying Foucauldian methods to the history of economic thought; 4. A conservative approach to progress in economics; 5. Metaphors in the Wealth of Nations; PART III Roundtable: Is There Progress in Economics?; 6. On progress and the history of economic thought; 7. Scientific progress: complexities of a contestable concept.
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This text discusses the concept of progress in economics and investigates whether any advance had been made in its different spheres of research. The authors look back at the history, successes and failures of their respective fields and thoroughly examine the notion of progress from an epistemological and methodological perspective. The idea of progress is particularly significant as the authors regard it as an essentially contested concept which can be defined in many ways - theoretical or empirical; local or global; as encouraging or impeding the existence of other research traditions. The.

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