Neoclassical Economics: On PHiLES On Paper Subject definition
Deductive Model Exploration (Drafts Santabondio meeting)
The Role of Plausibility in Economic Theory Studying the Theory of Consumer Behaviour (Timmer, M.)
Neoclassical Economics: On Paper
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An empirical research into the development of the neoclassical theory of international trade 1933-1968, meant to test the validity of ideas on theory development prevalent in philosophy of science (Carnap, Popper, Lakatos, Kuhn, Sneed) and in economic methodology (Friedman, hid interpreters and his opponents). Most of these ideas turn out to have - at best - only a vague and devious relationship to the actual, real logic of the problem situation in this research programme as perceived by its leading and most successful economists. The inherent logic in the development of the programme is neatly described in informal symbolism. This logic (a "scheme of working") is claimed to hold for theoretical neoclassical research programmes in general. Chapters include "The emergence of interesting theorems", "Economic 'Normal Science' Centred Around Interesting Theorems", "Metatheory on Theory Structure and Theory Development in the Ohlin Samuelson Research Programme", "The Hypothesis of the Plausibility Strategy", "Problems of Econometrics", "Vice, Virtue and Rationality". A larger summary of the essentials is:
hamminga B. (1982) , "Neoclassical Theory Structure and Theory Development", in: Stegmueller, W., W. Balzer and W. Spohn (ed) Philosophy of Economics, Studies in Contemporary Economics Vol. 2, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo: Springer 1-15.
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