1st Edition

Verification in Economics and History (Routledge Revivals)
A sequel to 'scientifization'

ISBN 9780415612074
Published June 7, 2012 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

Attitudes and methods derived from the hard sciences have become increasingly commonplace in the human and social sciences. Whilst this 'scientifization' process has undoubtedly fostered the growth of knowledge within history and economics, these are disciplines where verification, as practised in the pure sciences, is not appropriate. This book, first published in 1991, argues constructively for a new interpretation of scientific verification within economics and history.

Table of Contents

1. The history of the notion of verification  2. The present purpose and the role of verification in economics and history  3. Societal dynamics  4. Verification reconsidered

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