Economics, Philosophy, and Physics

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M.E. Sharpe, 1991 - Business & Economics - 169 pages
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This book traces the relationship between ideas and methodological perspectives in economics to the fields of philosophy and the physical sciences. It is aimed at students of economics who want to learn about the philosophical underpinnings and scientific foundations of contemporary economic theory. The authors show how advances in scientific knowledge have had an impact on philosophy that in turn influenced the development of economic thought.
 

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Contents

Newtonian Physics Philosophy and Economics
3
The Romantic Protest against the Newtonian
41
Thermodynamics and the Newtonian
55
Relativity Philosophy and Economics
67
Quantum Mechanics Philosophy
85
Chaos Theory Philosophy and Economics
113
The Revolutions in Physics and
133
Bibliography
155
Index
162
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