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Epistemology of the economy: comments from Robert Nozick

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In this paper we have presented arguments for simplicity as epistemological criterion of economic research. In particular, have been important aspects that show how the tradition of the theory, to make principle simplicity to represent many empirical data of experience or information, was one of the goals set by the fathers of the discipline: Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, and Jeremy Bentham.

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  • Estrada, Fernando, 2010. "Epistemology of the economy: comments from Robert Nozick," MPRA Paper 22410, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Economy theory; epistemology; history of economy; public election; Robert Nozick.;
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    JEL classification:

    • B0 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General
    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • B1 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925
    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
    • B00 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General - - - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches
    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B12 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology

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