Reflection Without Rules: Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory
Reflection without Rules offers a comprehensive, pointed exploration of the methodological tradition in economics and the breakdown of the received view within the philosophy of science. Professor Hands investigates economists' use of naturalistic and sociological paradigms to model economic phenomena and assesses the roles of pragmatism, discourse, and situatedness in discussions of economic practice before turning to a systematic exploration of more recent developments in economic methodology. The treatment emphasizes the changes taking place in science theory and its relationship to the movement away from a rules-based view of economic methodology.
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An excellent discussion of recent developments in philosophy of science and the relationships between philosophy, the methodology of economics and the applications of economic research. This book ... Read full review
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