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Response to the Comment: “What is Heterodox Economics? Conversations with Historians of Economic Thought”


  • Mary Wrenn



The comment to “What is Heterodox Economics? Conversations with Historians of Economic Thought” spotlights critical issues in the possibility and probability of articulation and proposes a compelling argument in the explanation of the “inability of heterodoxy to define itself...” The core argument suggests that heterodox groups of economic thought cannot successfully articulate the nature of its varied programs until it recognizes and articulates the metaphysically and ontologically different system of knowledge which serves as the foundation for heterodox thought.
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  • Mary Wrenn, 2009. "Response to the Comment: “What is Heterodox Economics? Conversations with Historians of Economic Thought”," Forum for Social Economics, Springer;The Association for Social Economics, vol. 38(1), pages 75-78, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:fosoec:v:38:y:2009:i:1:p:75-78 DOI: 10.1007/s12143-008-9020-y

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