Infinite Idealizations and Approximate Explanations in Economics
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KeywordsApproximate explanation; Folk theorems of game theory; Infinite idealizations; Method of decreasing abstraction; Methodology of economics; Unrealistic assumptions;
- B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
- B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
- C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
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