The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology

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Daniel M. Hausman
Cambridge University Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 527 pages
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An anthology of works on the philosophy of economics, including classic texts and essays exploring specific branches and schools of economics. Completely revamped, this edition contains new selections, a revised introduction and a bibliography. The volume contains 26 chapters organized into five parts: (I) Classic Discussions, (II) Positivist and Popperian Views, (III) Ideology and Normative Economics, (IV) Branches and Schools of Economics and Their Methodological Problems and (V) New Directions in Economic Methodology. It includes crucial historical contributions by figures such as Mill, Marx, Weber, Robbins, Knight, and Veblen and works by most of the leading contemporary figures writing on economic methodology, including five Nobel Laureates in Economics.

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this is a suggested reading for week 2 (methodological naturalism), especially chapter 1

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Daniel M. Hausman is Herbert A. Simon Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He previously taught at the University of Maryland at College Park and Carnegie Mellon University. Most of his research has focused on methodological, metaphysical, and ethical issues at the boundaries between economics and philosophy, and in collaboration with Michael McPherson, he founded the Cambridge University Press journal Economics and Philosophy and edited it for its first ten years. His most important books include The Inexact and Separate Science of Economics (1992), Economic Analysis and Moral Philosophy (co-authored with Michael McPherson, 1996), Causal Asymmetries (1998) and Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Public Policy (an enlarged second edition of the 1996 book co-authored with Michael McPherson, 2006).

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