Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry

Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry

Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry

Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry

Synopsis

The first work to seriously and successfully bridge twentieth century economics and philosophy. Subroto Roy draws these two disciplines together and examines the intellectual roots of economics.

Excerpt

The publication of this work marks the end of an adventure of more than a decade and a half, most of the writing being done between 17 December 1980 and 22 May 1987. It has been quite perilous at times, especially as a foreigner in the West, and over the years many teachers, colleagues, friends, and members of family have contributed to the author's learning with their thoughts and actions. a number of senior scholars in economics and philosophy, especially Professor Frank Hahn, Professor James Buchanan, Professor Milton Friedman, Professor Max Black, Professor Sidney Alexander, Professor Amartya Sen, Professor Peter Bauer, Professor T.W. Hutchison and Dr C.J. Bliss, have lent their support to the work as it developed, even when they may have not known of its final form, or disagreed with its content, or been themselves a subject of its criticism. Most especially, the work has been honoured in the last six years with the unwavering encouragement of Professor T.W. Schultz of the University of Chicago. and Professor Ted Honderich of University College London has shown it the kindest consideration, without which publication would have been much delayed. Finally, a large debt will be seen to be owed to the philosophical work of Mr Renford Bambrough of St. John's College, Cambridge; however, he should not be considered responsible for the use that has been made here of his writings.

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15 August 1988

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