Economics and the Philosophy of Science by Deborah A. Redman

By Deborah A. Redman

Economists and different social scientists during this century have frequently supported financial arguments through pertaining to positions taken by way of philosophers of technology. this crucial new e-book seems to be on the reliability of this tradition and--in the process--provides economists, social scientists, and historians with the mandatory historical past to debate methodological issues with authority. Redman provides a correct, serious, but impartial survey of the trendy philosophy of technology from the Vienna Circle to the current, focusing quite on logical positivism, sociological causes of technological know-how (Polanyi, Fleck, Kuhn), the Popper kinfolk, and the background of technology. She then offers with financial method within the 20th century, a variety of methodological positions, specifically these supported via positions from the philosophy of science.

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