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The Resource The economic world view : studies in the ontology of economics, edited by Uskali Mäki, (electronic resource)

The economic world view : studies in the ontology of economics, edited by Uskali Mäki, (electronic resource)

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The economic world view : studies in the ontology of economics
Title
The economic world view
Title remainder
studies in the ontology of economics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Uskali Mäki
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The beliefs of economists are not solely determined by empirical evidence in direct relation to the theories and models they hold. Economists hold 'ontological presuppositions', fundamental ideas about the nature of being which direct their thinking about economic behaviour. In this volume, leading philosophers and economists examine these hidden presuppositions, searching for a 'world view' of economics. What properties are attributed to human individuals in economic theories, and which are excluded? Does economic man exist? Do markets have an essence? Do macroeconomic aggregates exist? Is the economy a mechanism, the functioning of which is governed by a limited set of distinct causes? What are the methodological implications of different ontological starting points? This collection, which establishes economic ontology as a coordinated field of study, will be of great value to economists and philosophers of social sciences.--
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Mäki, Uskali
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economic man
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
Label
The economic world view : studies in the ontology of economics, edited by Uskali Mäki, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511752049
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Economic ontology : what? why? how? / Uskali Mäki -- The empirical presuppositions of metaphysical explanations in economics / Harold Kincaid -- Quality and quantity in economics : the metaphysical construction of the economic realm / Scott Meikle -- The normative core of rational choice theory / Russell Hardin -- The virtual reality of homo economicus / Philip Pettit -- Expressive rationality : is self-worth just another kind of preference? / Shaun Hargraves Heap -- Agent identity in economics / John B. Davis -- Chances and choices : notes on probability and belief in economic theory / Jochen Runde -- Essences and markets / John O'Neill -- The metaphysics of microeconomics / Alex Rosenberg -- Ontological commitments of evolutionary economics / Jack Vromen -- Is macroeconomics for real? / Kevin D. Hoover -- The possibility of economic objectivity / Don Ross and Fred Bennett -- Ceteris paribus laws and socio-economic machines / Nancy Cartwright -- Tendencies, laws, and the composition of economic causes / Daniel M. Hausman -- Economics without mechanism / John Dupré -- Sargent's symmetry saga : ontological versus technical constraints / Esther-Mirjam Sent -- Two models of idealization in economics / Alan Nelson -- The way the world works (www) : towards an ontology of theory choice / Uskali Mäki
Control code
CR9780511752049
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 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
9780511752049
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)961894416
Label
The economic world view : studies in the ontology of economics, edited by Uskali Mäki, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511752049
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
Economic ontology : what? why? how? / Uskali Mäki -- The empirical presuppositions of metaphysical explanations in economics / Harold Kincaid -- Quality and quantity in economics : the metaphysical construction of the economic realm / Scott Meikle -- The normative core of rational choice theory / Russell Hardin -- The virtual reality of homo economicus / Philip Pettit -- Expressive rationality : is self-worth just another kind of preference? / Shaun Hargraves Heap -- Agent identity in economics / John B. Davis -- Chances and choices : notes on probability and belief in economic theory / Jochen Runde -- Essences and markets / John O'Neill -- The metaphysics of microeconomics / Alex Rosenberg -- Ontological commitments of evolutionary economics / Jack Vromen -- Is macroeconomics for real? / Kevin D. Hoover -- The possibility of economic objectivity / Don Ross and Fred Bennett -- Ceteris paribus laws and socio-economic machines / Nancy Cartwright -- Tendencies, laws, and the composition of economic causes / Daniel M. Hausman -- Economics without mechanism / John Dupré -- Sargent's symmetry saga : ontological versus technical constraints / Esther-Mirjam Sent -- Two models of idealization in economics / Alan Nelson -- The way the world works (www) : towards an ontology of theory choice / Uskali Mäki
Control code
CR9780511752049
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 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
9780511752049
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)961894416

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