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Explaining Technical Change A Case Study in the Philosophy of Science

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ISBN-10: 0521270723

ISBN-13: 9780521270724

Edition: 1983

Authors: Jon Elster

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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/9/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Jon Elster is Professor of Rationalit� et sciences sociales at College de France, and Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University. He is author of Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective .

Preface
General introduction
Modes of Scientific Explanation
Causal explanation
Functional explanation
Intentional explanation
Theories of Technical Change
Neoclassical theories
Schumpeter's theory
Evolutionary theories
Marxist theories
Appendices
Notes
References
Index