This book provides the first comprehensive and critical examination of Mäki’s realist philosophy of economics.
Table of Contents
Introduction Aki Lehtinen Part I: Isolating Truth in Economic Models 1. Saving Truth for Economics Frank Hidriks 2. The Verisimilitude of Economic Models Ilkka Niniluoto 3. Mäki’s MISS Daniel M. Housman 4. Mäki’s Three Notions of Isolation Till Grüne-Yanoff 5. Theoretical Isolation and the Dyanmics of Dispute: Going beyond Mäki’s De- and Re-Isolation Jack Vromen Part II: The commonsensical Basis of Economics 6. Are Preferences for Real? Choice Theory, Folk Psychology, and the Hard Case for Commonsensible Realism Francesco Guala 7. Realism, Commonsensibiles, and Economics: The Case of Contemorary Revealed Preference Theory D. Wade Hands Part III: The Proper Domain of Economics 8. Mäki’s Realism and the Scope of Economics Don Ross 9. Mäki on Economics Imperialism John B. Davis Part IV: Rethinking Realism(s) 10. Pragmatism, Perspectival Realism, and Econometrics Kevin D. Hoover 11. Conversation, Realism and Inference: Revisiting the Rhetoric vs. Realism Dispute Jesús Zamora-Bonilla 12. How to be Critical and Realist about Economics Jaako Kuorikoski and Petri Ylikoski
Aki Lehtinen is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland
Jaakko Kuorikoski is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland
Petri Ylikoski is Deputy Director of Trends and Tensions in Intellectual Integration (TINT), Department of Social and Moral Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland