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Deductive irrationality : a commonsense critique of economic rationalism

Author: Stephen McCarthy; David Kehl
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a collection of essays that examines and critiques economic rationalism from the perspective of political philosophy. The essays analyze not only the work of founders of the discipline of economics, but also political philosophers influential in this founding and select contributors of seminal theories in modern economic thought. The main theme linking all of the chapters together is that economics is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deductive irrationality.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)609245654
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen McCarthy; David Kehl
ISBN: 9780739116241 073911624X 9780739116258 0739116258
OCLC Number: 191865418
Description: vi, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 2 John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and the Development of Political Economy / Thea Vinnicombe, Richard W. Staveley 29 --
3 Adam Smith and the Invention of Economic Science / Richard W. Staveley 47 --
4 Ethical and Methodological Foundations of Marshall's Economics / Richard W. Staveley, James E. Alvey 71 --
5 Keynes's Return to Reality: The General Theory of Employment / David Kehl 91 --
6 Friedrich A. Hayek's Economic Theory of Law / Stephen McCarthy 129 --
7 The Theory of Economic Development as Presented by Gunnar Myrdal / Paul McMahon 169 --
8 Rational Expectations Economics as the New Classical Economics / Ian McKirdy 219.
Other Titles: Economic rationalism
Responsibility: edited by Stephen McCarthy and David Kehl.
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"This book is a collection of essays that examines and critiques economic rationalism from the perspective of political philosophy. The essays analyze not only the work of founders of the discipline of economics, but also political philosophers influential in this founding and select contributors of seminal theories in modern economic thought. The main theme linking all of the chapters together is that economics is a product of modern rationalism and shares with that rationalism the belief that the only real knowledge is scientific knowledge. Derived from a scientific method modeled on mathematics, this technique gives both modern political science and modern economics their abstract character."--BOOK JACKET.

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In their study of economics as rooted in the scientific rationalism of early modern political philosophy, Richard Staveley and his students offer a profound critique of economics as a purely abstract Read more...

 
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