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Knowledge and persuasion in economics / Donald N. McCloskey.

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994Description: xviii, 445 sISBN:
  • 0521434750
  • 0521436036
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 330.1 12A
Other classification:
  • Qa
  • Qaa
  • Qa:f
Contents:
Pt. I. Exordium. 1. A positivist youth. 2. Kicking the dead horse -- pt. II. Narration. 3. Economics in the human conversation. 4. The rhetoric of this economics -- pt. III. Division. 5. The Science word in economics. 6. Three ways of reading economics to criticize itself. 7. Popper and Lakatos: thin ways of reading economics. 8. Thick readings: ethics, economics, sociology, and rhetoric -- pt. IV. Proof. 9. The rise of a scientistic style. 10. The rhetoric of mathematical formalism: existence theorems. 11. General equilibrium and the rhetorical history of formalism. 12. Blackboard Marxism. 13. Formalists as poets and politicians -- pt. V. Refutation. 14. The very idea of epistemology. 15. The tu ̃quoque argument and the claims of rationalism. 16. Armchair philosophy of economics. 17. Philosophy of science without epistemology: the Popperians. 18. Reactionary modernism: the Rosenberg. 19. Methodologists of economics, big M and small. 20. Getting "rhetoric": Mark Blaug and the Eleatic Stranger
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Pt. I. Exordium. 1. A positivist youth. 2. Kicking the dead horse -- pt. II. Narration. 3. Economics in the human conversation. 4. The rhetoric of this economics -- pt. III. Division. 5. The Science word in economics. 6. Three ways of reading economics to criticize itself. 7. Popper and Lakatos: thin ways of reading economics. 8. Thick readings: ethics, economics, sociology, and rhetoric -- pt. IV. Proof. 9. The rise of a scientistic style. 10. The rhetoric of mathematical formalism: existence theorems. 11. General equilibrium and the rhetorical history of formalism. 12. Blackboard Marxism. 13. Formalists as poets and politicians -- pt. V. Refutation. 14. The very idea of epistemology. 15. The tu ̃quoque argument and the claims of rationalism. 16. Armchair philosophy of economics. 17. Philosophy of science without epistemology: the Popperians. 18. Reactionary modernism: the Rosenberg. 19. Methodologists of economics, big M and small. 20. Getting "rhetoric": Mark Blaug and the Eleatic Stranger

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