Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction

Synopsis

Bringing together some of the leading figures in the field of economic methodology and philosophy, this collection provides a thoughtful and balanced overview of the current state of debate about the status of economic knowledge. Representing the most current thinking on a topic of enduring interest to economists and philosophers and other social scientists, the book is notable for the extent to which authors from opposing schools of thought engage seriously with their opponents.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Uskali Mäki
  • Mark Blaug
  • Partha Dasgupta
  • Robert Sugden
  • Nancy Cartwright
  • Uskali Mäki
  • Mark Blaug
  • Partha Dasgupta
  • Robert Sugden
  • Nancy Cartwright
  • Kevin D. Hoover
  • Mary S. Morgan
  • Roger E. Backhouse
  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
  • Philip Pettit
  • Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap
  • Raimo Tuomela
  • Wolfgang Balzer
  • Bruce Caldwell
  • Neil De Marchi
  • Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • D. Wade Hands
  • Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002