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Empirical Realism as Meta-Method: Tony Lawson on Neoclassical Economics

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  • D Wade Hands

    (Department of Economics, University of Puget sound, Tacoma, United States)

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This paper is a critical examination of Tony Lawson?s interpretation of neoclassical economics. It argues that neoclassical economics is not inspired by the philosophy of empirical realism as Lawson claims. The critical argument is made by considering the actual practice of neoclassical theorizing as well as by examining what methodological commentators have traditionally said about the discipline of economics. The conclusion comments briefly on the implications of the argument.

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  • D Wade Hands, 1997. "Empirical Realism as Meta-Method: Tony Lawson on Neoclassical Economics," Ekonomia, Cyprus Economic Society and University of Cyprus, vol. 1(2), pages 39-53, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekn:ekonom:v:1:y:1997:i:2:p:39-53
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    1. Yalcintas, Altug, 2013. "The Oomph in economic philosophy: a bibliometric analysis of the main trends, from the 1960s to the present," MPRA Paper 44191, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Soyak, Alkan, 2003. "Nobel İktisat Ödülleri Üzerine Bir Yorum
      [An Interpretation on Nobel Prizes in Economic Sciences]
      ," MPRA Paper 2983, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General

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