ISBN-10:
184064964X
ISBN-13:
9781840649642
Pub. Date:
12/28/2004
Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy

The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy

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Overview

The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy aims to demonstrate exactly how these two important areas have always been linked, and to illustrate the key areas of overlap.


The Companion is divided into distinct parts, each of which highlights a leading area of scholarly concern: political economy conceived as social philosophy; the methodology and epistemology of economics; and social ontology and the ontology of economics. The contributors are well-known and distinguished authors from a variety of disciplines, who have been invited both to survey and to provide a personal assessment of current and prospective future states of their respective areas of philosophical interest.


Academics and students who have an interest in economics and philosophy, political philosophy and the history of ideas will find this book of great appeal, as will researchers working in the field and readers interested in the nature of the discipline of economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840649642
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Edited by John B. Davis, Professor of Economics, Marquette University, US and Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Alain Marciano, Université de Montpellier 1, France and Jochen Runde, The Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, UK

Table of Contents

Contents:


Introduction

PART I: POLITICAL ECONOMY AS POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

1. Natural Law, Natural History and the Foundations of Political Economy

José Luís Cardoso


2. The Historical and Philosophical Foundations of New Political Economy

Alain Marciano


3. Economic Rationality

Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap


4. From Imperialism to Inspiration: A Survey of Economics and Psychology

Bruno S. Frey and Matthias Benz


5. Institutional Economics: From Menger and Veblen to Coase and North

Geoffrey M. Hodgson


6. Taking Evolution Seriously: What Difference Does it Make for Economics?

Jack J. Vromen


7. Normative Economics and Theories of Distributive Justice

Marc Fleurbaey


8. Ideology: An Economic Point of View

Alain Leroux


PART II: THE METHODOLOGY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF ECONOMICS

9. The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes

Roger E. Backhouse


10. Constructivism: The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge

D. Wade Hands


11. From Feminist Empiricism to Feminist Poststructuralism: Philosophical Questions in Feminist Economics

Drucilla K. Barker


12. Rhetoric and Postmodernism in Economics

Robert F. Garnett, Jr.


13. Models in Economics

Marcel Boumans


14. Formalism

Peter Kesting and Arnis Vilks


15. Methodological Individualism and Economics

Harold Kincaid


PART III: SOCIAL ONTOLOGY AND THE ONTOLOGY OF ECONOMICS

16. Philosophical Under-Labouring in the Context of Modern Economics: Aiming at Truth and Usefulness in the Meanest of Ways

Tony Lawson


17. The Conflict Between Formalism and Realisticness in Modern Economics: The Case of the New Institutional Economics

Stephen Pratten


18. Structure and Agency in Economic Analysis: The Case of Austrian Economics and the Material Embeddedness of Socio-economic Life

Paul A. Lewis


19. Collective Intentionality, Complex Economic Behavior, and Valuation

John B. Davis


20. Decartes’ Legacy: Intersubjective Reality, Intrasubjective Theory

Edward Fullbrook


21. Information, Knowledge and Modelling Economic Agency

Philip Faulkner and Jochen Runde


22. Conceptions of Probability

Charles R. McCann, Jr.


23. Money

Geoffrey Ingham


Index

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