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Pragmatismo E Economia: Elementos Filosóficos Para Uma Interpretação Do Discurso Econômico


  • Paulo Gala
  • Danilo Araújo Fernandes
  • José Márcio Rego


This paper brings elements from the pragmatic philosophy to the debate on methodology in economics, with a specific concern on the theory of truth and its connection with epistemology. After briefly discussing the contributions of William James, John Dewey, Charles Sanders Peirce and the works of Willard Quine and Richard Rorty in this area, we point out to some of the influences that this school of thought may have had on the work of important economists such as J. M. Keynes, M. Friedman and T. Veblen. We then conclude with some reflections that may be useful for research made by economists.

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  • Paulo Gala & Danilo Araújo Fernandes & José Márcio Rego, 2004. "Pragmatismo E Economia: Elementos Filosóficos Para Uma Interpretação Do Discurso Econômico," Anais do XXXII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 32nd Brazilian Economics Meeting] 016, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2004:016

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    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology


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