Economics for Real

Uskali Mäki and the Place of Truth in Economics

Edited by Aki Lehtinen, Jaakko Kuorikoski, Petri Ylikoski

© 2012 – Routledge

282 pages

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pub: 2012-01-18
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About the Book

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 Economics6. 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

About the Editors

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

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Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General