In recent years there has been a flowering of work on economic methodology. However there is no longer any consensus about which direction this should take or, indeed, even what the role and content of economic methodology should be. This book reflects this diversity. Its contributors are responsible for the major developments in this field and together they give an account of all the major positions which currently prevail in economic methodology. These include attempts to rehabilitate the 'falsification' of Kuhn, Lakatos and Popper, sociology of knowledge approaches, different forms of realism, contributions from the 'rhetoric' project and other perspectives which view the economy as a text.
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Contributors: Roger E. Backhouse, University of Birmingham; Terence Hutchison, University of Birmingham; David Colander, Middlebury College; Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame; D. Wade Hands, University of Puget Sound; Mark Blaug, University of London; Bruce Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Lawrence A. Boland, Simon Frazer University; Daniel M. Hausman, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Alex Rosenberg, University of California at Riverside; Uskali Maki, Academy of Finland; Tony Lawson, University of Cambridge; Kevin Hoover, University of California at Davis; Donald N. McCloskey, University of Iowa; Willie Henderson, University of Birmingham; Vivienne Brown, The Open University