Is there a language which is adequate to describe our own economy?
In this volume, Michel Verdon undertakes a path-breaking analysis of the three major paradigms in economics: Marxian economics, neo-classical economics and Keynesian economics. Each of these, he argues, has an inherent cosmology, and in the case of both Marxian and neo-classical economics these preclude the development of a language which can accurately describe and analyse an economy.
Introduction Chapter 1: A Background to the Neoclassical Cosmology Chapter 2: Probing the Neoclassical Cosmology Chapter 3: Strange Cosmological Bedfellows Chapter 4: From Cosmology to Language Chapter 5: Keynes's Economics: What Kind of Revolution? Chapter 6: Keynes and Speculation: Aristotle Revisited Chapter 7: More Substance and Transactions Chapter 8: From a Galilean Cosmology to a Galilean Economics Conclusion Appendix 1: Mirowski on Science and Economics Appendix 2: Marx's Economics: Successes and Failures Notes Bibliography Index