Patrick Suppes (1922–2014) was an extraordinarily wide-ranging scholar. Although best known as a philosopher of science, Suppes made substantial contributions to a remarkably wide range of different fields of research including many relevant to economics: decision theory, philosophy of economics, modeling theory, foundations of measurement, philosophy of psychology (and thus what is now behavioral economics), and many other fields. This collection recognizes Suppes’s contributions to economics and economic methodology with a symposium of papers that examine, build on, and/or assess Suppes’s research in these areas. The authors include philosophers, economists, game theorists, historians of economics, and many whose research combine these fields. This book honors Patrick Suppes, while at the same time, exhibiting the richness of contemporary philosophy of economics.
It was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Economic Methodology.
1. Introduction to symposium on ‘Patrick Suppes, economics, and economic methodology’
D. Wade Hands
2. Patrick Suppes and game theory
3. Measurement theory and utility analysis in Suppes’ early work, 1951–1958
4. Choice-based cardinal utility: a tribute to Patrick Suppes
Jean Baccelli and Philippe Mongin
5. Suppes’ probabilistic theory of causality and causal inference in economics
6. Suppes’s outlines of an empirical measurement theory
7. Freedom and choice in economics
Adolfo García de la Sienra
8. The world in axioms: an interview with Patrick Suppes