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The Resource Natural images in economic thought : "markets read in tooth and claw", edited by Philip Mirowski, (electronic resource)

Natural images in economic thought : "markets read in tooth and claw", edited by Philip Mirowski, (electronic resource)

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Natural images in economic thought : "markets read in tooth and claw"
Title
Natural images in economic thought
Title remainder
"markets read in tooth and claw"
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edited by Philip Mirowski
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Language
eng
Summary
This 1994 collection of interdisciplinary essays was the first to investigate how images in the history of the natural and physical sciences have been used to shape the history of economic thought. The contributors, historians of science and economics alike, document the extent to which scholars have drawn on physical and natural science to ground economic ideas and evaluate the role and importance of metaphors in the structure and content of economic thought. These range from Aristotle's discussion of the division of labour, to Marshall's evocation of population biology, to Hayek's dependence upon evolutionary concepts, and more recently to neoclassical economists' invocation of chaos theory. Resort to such images, contributors find, was more than mere rhetorical flourish. Rather, appeals to natural and physical metaphors serve to constitute the very subject matter of the discipline and what might be accepted as the 'economic'.--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1951-
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Mirowski, Philip
Series statement
  • Historical perspectives on modern economics
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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Economics
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Natural images in economic thought : "markets read in tooth and claw", edited by Philip Mirowski, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572128
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Doing what comes naturally : four metanarratives on what metaphors are for / Philip Mirowski -- So what's an economic metaphor? / Arjo Klamer and Thomas C. Leonard -- Newton and the social sciences, with special reference to economics, or, the case of the missing paradigm / I. Bernard Cohen -- From virtural velocities to economic action : the very slow arrivals of linear programming and locational equilibrium / Ivor Grattan-Guinness -- Qualitative dynamics in economics and fluid mechanics : a comparison of recent applications / Randall Bausor -- Rigor and practicality : rival ideals of quantification in nineteenth-century economics / Theodore M. Porter -- Economic man, economic machine : images of circulation in the Victorian money market / Timothy L. Alborn -- The moment of Richard Jennings : the production of Jevons's marginalist economic agent / Michael V. White -- Economics and evolution : Alfred James Lotka and the economy of nature / Sharon E. Kingsland -- Fire, motion, and productivity : the proto-energetics of nature and economy in François Quesnay / Paul P. Christensen -- Organism as a metaphor in German economic thought / Michael Hutter -- The greyhound and the mastiff : Darwinian themes in Mill and Marshall / Margaret Schabas -- Organization and the division of labor : biological metaphors at work in Alfred Marshall's Principles of economics / Camille Limoges and Claude Ménard -- The role of biological analogies in the theory of the firm / Neil B. Niman -- Does evolutionary theory give comfort or inspiration to economics? / Alexander Rosenberg -- Hayek, evolution, and spontaneous order / Geoffrey M. Hodgson -- The realms of the natural / Philip Mirowski -- The place of economics in the hierarchy of the sciences : Section F from Whewell to Edgeworth / James P. Henderson -- The kinds of order in society / James Bernard Murphy -- Feminist accounting theory as a critique of what's "natural" in economics / David Chioni Moore
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CR9780511572128
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 618 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511572128
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)668201630
Label
Natural images in economic thought : "markets read in tooth and claw", edited by Philip Mirowski, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572128
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doing what comes naturally : four metanarratives on what metaphors are for / Philip Mirowski -- So what's an economic metaphor? / Arjo Klamer and Thomas C. Leonard -- Newton and the social sciences, with special reference to economics, or, the case of the missing paradigm / I. Bernard Cohen -- From virtural velocities to economic action : the very slow arrivals of linear programming and locational equilibrium / Ivor Grattan-Guinness -- Qualitative dynamics in economics and fluid mechanics : a comparison of recent applications / Randall Bausor -- Rigor and practicality : rival ideals of quantification in nineteenth-century economics / Theodore M. Porter -- Economic man, economic machine : images of circulation in the Victorian money market / Timothy L. Alborn -- The moment of Richard Jennings : the production of Jevons's marginalist economic agent / Michael V. White -- Economics and evolution : Alfred James Lotka and the economy of nature / Sharon E. Kingsland -- Fire, motion, and productivity : the proto-energetics of nature and economy in François Quesnay / Paul P. Christensen -- Organism as a metaphor in German economic thought / Michael Hutter -- The greyhound and the mastiff : Darwinian themes in Mill and Marshall / Margaret Schabas -- Organization and the division of labor : biological metaphors at work in Alfred Marshall's Principles of economics / Camille Limoges and Claude Ménard -- The role of biological analogies in the theory of the firm / Neil B. Niman -- Does evolutionary theory give comfort or inspiration to economics? / Alexander Rosenberg -- Hayek, evolution, and spontaneous order / Geoffrey M. Hodgson -- The realms of the natural / Philip Mirowski -- The place of economics in the hierarchy of the sciences : Section F from Whewell to Edgeworth / James P. Henderson -- The kinds of order in society / James Bernard Murphy -- Feminist accounting theory as a critique of what's "natural" in economics / David Chioni Moore
Control code
CR9780511572128
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 618 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511572128
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)668201630

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