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The effortless economy of science?

Author: Philip Mirowski
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Series: Science and cultural theory.
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Mirowski contends that neoclassical economics have persistently presumed and advanced a misleading model of a self-sufficient social structure that transcends market operations in pursuit of absolute truth. He moves beyond grand abstractions in order to talk about the way science is lived and practised today.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mirowski, Philip, 1951-
Effortless economy of science?
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Mirowski
ISBN: 0822333104 9780822333104 0822333228 9780822333227
OCLC Number: 54501471
Description: 463 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 From Economics to Science Studies 1 --
Introduction: Cracks, Hidden Passageways, and False Bottoms: The Economics of Science and Social Studies of Economics 3 --
1 Confessions of an Aging Enfant Terrible 37 --
Part 2 Science as an Economic Phenomenon 51 --
2 On Playing the Economics Card in the Philosophy of Science: Why It Didn't Work for Michael Polanyi 53 --
3 Economics, Science, and Knowledge: Polanyi versus Hayek 72 --
4 What's Kuhn Got to Do with It? 85 --
5 The Economic Consequences of Philip Kitcher 97 --
6 Re-engineering Scientific Credit in the Era of the Globalized Information Economy 116 --
Part 3 Rigorous Quantitative Measurement as a Social Phenomenon 145 --
7 Looking for Those Natural Numbers: Dimensionless Constants and the Idea of Natural Measurement 147 --
8 A Visible Hand in the Marketplace of Ideas: Precision Measurement as Arbitrage 169 --
Part 4 Is Econometrics an Empirical Endeavor? 193 --
9 Brewing, Betting, and Rationality in London, 1822-1844: What Econometrics Can and Cannot Tell Us about Historical Actors 195 --
10 Why Econometricians Don't Replicate (Although They Do Reproduce) 213 --
11 From Mandelbrot to Chaos in Economic Theory 229 --
12 Mandelbrot's Economics after a Quarter-Century 251 --
Part 5 Episodes from the History of the "Laws of Supply and Demand" 271 --
13 The Collected Economic Works of William Thomas Thornton: An Introduction and Justification 273 --
14 Smooth Operator: How Marshall's Demand and Supply Curves Made Neoclassicism Safe for Public Consumption but Unfit for Science 335 --
15 Problems in the Paternity of Econometrics: Henry Ludwell Moore 357 --
16 Refusing the Gift 376.
Series Title: Science and cultural theory.
Responsibility: Philip Mirowski.
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