The Popperian legacy in economics : papers presented at a symposium in Amsterdam, December 1985 (Book, 1988) [WorldCat.org]
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The Popperian legacy in economics : papers presented at a symposium in Amsterdam, December 1985

Author: Neil De Marchi; Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines why, and in what context, Sir Karl Popper's view that science can only comprise efforts to refute empirical hypotheses has found appeal among economists. The essays identify the weaknesses in the logic of Popper's basic ideas and the need to reformulate them.
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Genre/Form: Congress
Conference papers and proceedings
Actes de congrès
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Named Person: Karl R Popper; Popper; Karl Raimund Popper, Sir; Karl Raimund Popper, Sir; Karl R Popper; Karl R Popper; Karl Raimund Popper
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil De Marchi; Universiteit van Amsterdam.
ISBN: 0521355761 9780521355766
OCLC Number: 17480089
Notes: Papers from a symposium sponsored by the University of Amsterdam held Dec. 17-18, 1985.
Description: xii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Part I. Popper as a philosopher of science: 1. An appraisal of Popperian methodology Daniel M. Hausman; 2. The natural order J. Klant; Part II. Popper among the economists: 3. Ad hocness in economics and the Popperian tradition D. Wade Hands; 4. Popper and the LSE economists Neil de Marchi; Part III. Falsification and trying to do without it: 5. The case for falsification Terence W. Hutchison; 6. John Hicks and the methodology of economics Mark Blaug; Part IV. The missing chapter: empirical work and its appraisal: 7. Finding a satisfactory empirical model Mary Morgan; 8. The neo-Walrasian program is empirically progressive E. Roy Weintraub; Part V. Non-Popperian perspectives on economics: 9. The case for pluralism Bruce J. Caldwell; 10. Thick and thin methodologies in the history of economic thought Donald N. McCloskey; 11. Economics as discourse Arjo Klamer.
Responsibility: edited by Neil de Marchi.
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