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Modern Epistemology against Analytic Philosophy: A Reply

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  • Donald N. McCloskey

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Uskali Maki read three books by McCloskey on the "rhetoric of economics" with sympathy. But he wants McCloskey to choose between a coherence and a correspondence theory of truth. McCloskey notes in reply that modern epistemology - by contrast with the analytic philosophy circa 1955 that many philosophers of economics espouse - rejects the choice. Modern epistemology would say that economic scientists argue in many legitimate ways, governed by ethics. In brief, as Maki agrees, economics has a rhetoric. Rhetoric is a better guide than 1955-style analytic philosophy.

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal Journal of Economic Literature.

Volume (Year): 33 (1995)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 1319-1323

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Handle: RePEc:aea:jeclit:v:33:y:1995:i:3:p:1319-1323

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