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Postmodernism and economics: a middlebrow view


  • Warren Samuels


Exposition and defense of postmodernism in regards to epistemology and language in economics. Centers on truth versus tools and truth versus story while emphasizing social constructivism, methodological pluralism, and multiplicity of truth. Affirms quest for confident knowledge but emphasizes limitations with regard to results understood as truth. Defends and puts into perspective the charge of 'anything goes'. Adopts self-reflexive view of postmodernism itself.

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  • Warren Samuels, 1996. "Postmodernism and economics: a middlebrow view," Journal of Economic Methodology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(1), pages 113-120.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jecmet:v:3:y:1996:i:1:p:113-120
    DOI: 10.1080/13501789600000005

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    1. Muchlinski, Elke, 2003. "Against rigid rules: Keynes's economic theory," Discussion Papers 2003/2, Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics.

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