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The limits of economic science : essays on methodology

Author: Richard B McKenzie
Publisher: Boston : Kluwer Nijhoff ; Hingham, Mass. : Distributors for North America, KLuwer-Nijhoff, ©1983.
Series: Kluwer-Nijhoff studies in human issues.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B McKenzie
ISBN: 0898381169 9780898381160
OCLC Number: 8589661
Description: x, 127 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Introduction.- The New World of Economics.- On Defining Boundaries of Science.- Purposes as Limitations on Theory.- Concluding Comments.- On the Methodological Boundaries of Economic Analysis: A Review and Partial Synthesis.- The Logic of Choice and Its Boundaries.- From a Logic of Choice to a Predictive Science.- From a Predictive Science to Control.- On the Rise of Predictive Science.- Concluding Comments.- 3 The Nonrational Domain and the Limits of Economic Analysis.- The Perceived Scope of the Economic Method.- The Nonrational Domain.- Nonrationality and the Necessity of Social Interaction.- Concluding Comments.- 4 The Neoclassicists vs. the Austrians: A Partial Reconciliation of Competing World Views.- The Nature of the Discipline.- The Predictability of Human Action.- The Nature and Purpose of Theory.- Concluding Comments.- 5 The Necessary Normative Context of Positive Economics.- Economics as a Science.- Einstein, Friedman, and Economics.- The Catch-22 in Science.- The Individual, Freedom, and Science.- Concluding Comments.- 6. The Economic and Social Philosophy of Albert Einstein: A Study in Comparative Methods.- Views on Labor Markets.- Views on Technology.- Remedies for Recession.- Views on World Trade.- The Philosophical Triangle: Physics, Economics, and Dostoevsky.- Concluding Comments.- 7 PostScript.- Conceptual vs. Practical Limits to Science.- Free Will and Economic Science.- The Limits of "as if".
Series Title: Kluwer-Nijhoff studies in human issues.
Responsibility: Richard B. McKenzie.
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