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1st Edition

Dewey, Pragmatism and Economic Methodology

Edited By

Elias Khalil

ISBN 9780415647229
Published September 9, 2012 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together, for the first time, philosophers of pragmatism and economists interested in methodological questions. The main theoretical thrust of Dewey is to unite inquiry with behavior and this book's contributions assess this insight in the light of developments in modern American philosophy, social and legal theories, and the theoretical orientation of economics.
This unique book contains impressive contributions from a range of different perspectives and its unique nature will make it required reading for academics involved with philosophy and economics.

Table of Contents


John Dewey, the Transactional View and the Behavioural Sciences

Part One: Pragmatism and Postmodernism

1. Five Milestones of Pragmatism Frank X. Ryan

2. John Dewey and the Pragmatic Century Richard Bernstein

3. Putnam and Rorty on their Pramatist Heritage: Re-Reading James and Dewey Sami Pihlström

4. Dewey and/or Rorty Joseph Margolis

5. Avoiding Wrong Turns: A Philippic Against the Lingustification of Pragmatism David L. Hildebrand

6. Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism Larry A. Hickman

7. Toward a Truly Pragmatic Theory of Signs: Reading Peirce's Semeiotic in Light of Dewey's Gloss Vincent Colapietro

Part Two: Inquiry, Language and Nature

8. Dewey on Inquiry and Language - After Bentley John E. Smith

9. Dewey, Analytic Epistemology, and Biology Peter H. Hare

10. Pragmatic Naturalism, Knowing the World, and the Issue of Foundations: Beyond the Modernist-Postmodernist Alternative Sandra Rosenthal

Part Three: Inquiry and Society

11. John Dewey and the Intersection of Democracy and Law Richard Posner

12. Truth but No Consequences: Why Philosophy Doesn't Matter Stanley Fish

13. The Logical Necessity of Ideologies Tom Burke

14. Pragmatism John J. Stuhr

15. Corrigibilism Without Solidarity Isaac Levi

Part Four: Economic Methodology

16. Pragmatism, Knowledge, and Economic Science: Deweyan Pragmatic Philosophy and Contemporary Economic Methodology D. Wade Hands

17. A Deweyan Economic Methodology Alex Viskovatoff

18. Dewey and Economic Reality Michael S. Lawlor

19. The Subjectivist Methodology of Austrian Economics and Dewey's Theory of Inquiry Peter Boettke, Don Lavoie and Virgil Storr

20. After the 'New Economics,' Pragmatist Turn? William Milberg

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Elias L. Khalil was Director of the Behavioral Research Council, American Institute for Economic Research. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Department of Economics, Vassar College, USA.