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Economics of Science - A Hope or a Pitfall?

  • Marek Loužek
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    The paper poses the question whether the economics of science could be the key to economic methodology. First, the sociology of science, which tries to put science in social context, is described. Then, the economic approach to science, inspired by Tullock, Stigler and Becker, is explained. We point out the problem of circle, according to which putting science in context does not imply relativism as concerns the truth. This conclusion underlines the Popperian message of the paper.

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    Article provided by University of Economics, Prague in its journal Politická ekonomie.

    Volume (Year): 2012 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 536-550

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