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Critical economic methodology : a personal odyssey

Author: Lawrence A Boland
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Lawrence Boland takes issue with both economic methodologists and practicing economists. He argues 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 economic theory.
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Boland, Lawrence A.
Critical economic methodology.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(DLC) 96002916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Boland
ISBN: 0203978951 9780203978955 0415136075 9780415136075 9786610317097 6610317097
OCLC Number: 226376631
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter Prologue --
part Part I Friedman's methodology essay --
chapter 1 Economic methodology prior to 1979 --
chapter 2 Criticizing the critiques of Friedman's 1953 essay --
chapter 3 Criticizing satisficing, empiricism and formalism in methodology --
chapter 4 On the methodology of the history of contemporary economic thought --
part Part II Methodological criticism and neoclassical economics --
chapter 5 Tautology vs testability in economic methodology --
chapter 6 Criticizing the neoclassical maximization hypothesis is futile --
chapter 7 Appraisal vs criticism in economics --
part Part III Criticizing the methods of economic methodology --
chapter 8 The theory and practice of economic methodology --
chapter 9 Criticizing economic positivism --
chapter 10 Criticizing philosophy of economics --
chapter 11 Reflections on Blaug's Methodology of Economics --
chapter 12 Criticizing 'pluralism' and other conventionalist ploys --
part Part IV Criticizing the methods of economic analysis --
chapter 13 Individualism vs rationality in economics --
chapter 14 Criticizing neoclassical equilibrium explanations --
chapter 15 On criticizing neoclassical dynamics --
chapter 16 Criticizing the value-freeness of neoclassical economics --
chapter 17 Criticizing the mathematics of neoclassical economics --
chapter 18 Criticizing stylized facts and stylized methodology --
part Part V Popper and economic methodology --
chapter 19 Understanding the Popperian legacy in economics --
chapter 20 Scientific thinking without scientific method: two views of Popper.
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Boland.
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