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Philosophy of Economics An Anthology

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ISBN-10: 0521709849

ISBN-13: 9780521709842

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Daniel M. Hausman

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This is a comprehensive anthology of works concerning the nature of economics as a science, including classic texts and essays exploring specific branches and schools of economics. Apart from the classics, most of the selections in the third edition are new, as are the introduction and bibliography. No other anthology spans the whole field and offers a comprehensive introduction to questions about economic methodology.
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Daniel M. Hausman is Herbert A. Simon Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Causal Asymmetries (1998), Essays on Philosophy and Economic Methodology (1992), The Separate and Inexact Science of Economics (1992), both editions of The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology (1984, 1994), and the first edition of Economic Analysis and Moral Philosophy (Cambridge Surveys in Economic Literature, 1996, with Michael McPherson), all published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Hausman has worked on issues concerning ethics and economics, foundational questions concerning the nature of rationality, economic methodology, and causation. He is currently investigating questions concerning the relations between health, welfare, and preferences.

Classic Discussions
On the definition and method of political economy
Objectivity and understanding in economics
The nature and significance of economic science
Economics and human action
Philosophical foundations of economics: three texts
The limitations of marginal utility
Positivist and Popperian Views
The methodology of positive economics
Testability and approximation
Why look under the hood?
Popper and Lakatos in economic methodology D. Wade Hands
Ideology and Normative Economics
Science and ideology
Welfare propositions of economics and interpersonal comparisons of utility
The philosophical foundations of mainstream normative economics
Why is cost-benefit analysis so controversial?
Capability and well-being
Branches and Schools of Economics and Their Methodological Problems
Econometrics as observation: the Lucas critique and the nature of econometric inference
Does macroeconomics need microfoundations?
Economics in the laboratory
Neuroeconomics: using neuroscience to make economic predictions
The market as a creative process
What is the essence of institutional economics?
New Directions in Economic Methodology
The rhetoric of this economics
Realism
What has realism got to do with it?
Feminism and economics
Credible worlds: the status of theoretical models in economics