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Economic Methodology (2nd Edition)

Understanding Economics as a Science

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Economic Methodology explores the status and character of economics as a social science and introduces students to philosophical issues underlying modern science. Approaching the subject as philosophy of science for...

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Economic Methodology explores the status and character of economics as a social science and introduces students to philosophical issues underlying modern science. Approaching the subject as philosophy of science for economists, the authors use the historical developments in philosophy of science to frame this introduction to the field of economic methodology. By doing this they strengthen students' understanding of economics as a science to enhance their reasoning skills, introducing them to the wider philosophical issues surrounding our understanding of the area.

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One of the few books looking at economics from a philosophy of science perspective

The authors write in such a way as to initiate debate, encouraging students to understand assumptions and reasoning, and determine the merits of them.

Introduction
1. The Received View of Science
2. Methodologies of Positive Economics
3. Popper's Logic of Discovery
4. Kuhn and Lakatos
5. The Sociology of Scientific Knowledge
6. Rhetoric, Postmodernism, and Pluralism
7. Value Judgments in Economics
Glossary
Index.

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Marcel Boumans is Associate Professor History and Methodology of Economics at the Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
 
John B. Davis is Professor of Economics, Marquette University, USA, and Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Marcel Boumans is Associate Professor History and Methodology of Economics at the Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
 
John B. Davis is Professor of Economics, Marquette University, USA, and Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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