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Title Fact and fiction in economics [electronic resource] : models, realism and social construction / edited by Uskali Mäki.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.


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Description xvi, 384 p. : ill.
Note Proceedings of a conference held at Erasmus University of Rotterdam, November 14-15, 1997.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Introduction: -- Dismal queen of the social sciences / Uskali Mäki -- II. Setting the scene: -- Ugly currents in modern economics / Mark Blaug -- Modern economics and its critics / Partha Dasgupta -- Some nonreasons for nonrealism about economics / Uskali Mäki -- III. Economic models and economic reality: -- Credible worlds: the status of theoretical models in economics / Robert Sugden -- Limits of causal order, from economics to physics / Nancy Cartwright -- Econometrics and reality / Kevin D. Hoover -- Models, stories, and the economic world / Mary S. Morgan -- Economic models and reality: the role of informal scientific methods / Roger E. Backhouse -- Truthlikeness and economic theories / Ilkka Niiniluoto -- IV. The constitution of economic reality: -- Rational choice, functional selection, and "empty black boxes" / Philip Pettit -- Reality of common cultures / Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap -- Collective acceptance and collective attitudes: on the social construction of social reality / Raimo Tuomela, Wolfgang Balzer -- Hayek and cultural evolution / Bruce Caldwell -- Putting evidence in its place: John Mill's early struggles with "facts in the concrete" / Neil De Marchi -- V. The institutions of economics: -- You shouldn't want a realism if you have a rhetoric / Deirdre N. McCloskey -- More things change, the more they stay the same: social realism in contemporary science studies / D. Wade Hands -- Economists: truth-seekers or rent-seekers? / Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Economics -- Philosophy.
Economics -- Methodology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Mäki, Uskali.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0521811171
052100957X (pbk.)

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