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Against Eurocentred Epistemologies: A Critique of Science, Realism and Economics


  • Rajani Kanth

    (Department of Economics, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)


Economics, as much as critical realism, is part of Enlargement based, Eurocentred, materialist ideology that has sanctioned the practices that have brought the (social and ecological) world to the near extinction in the twentieth century. It is time that the victims of this ideology: women, minorities, tribals, workers, etc. opted out of this crippling mind set and developed ideas and practices of their own contra the pretensions of ?science?and corporatism (whether capitalist or socialist) is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for human emancipation.

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  • Rajani Kanth, 1997. "Against Eurocentred Epistemologies: A Critique of Science, Realism and Economics," Ekonomia, Cyprus Economic Society and University of Cyprus, vol. 1(2), pages 54-74, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekn:ekonom:v:1:y:1997:i:2:p:54-74

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


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