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Contents: Introduction PART I: POLITICAL ECONOMY AS POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 1. Natural Law, Natural History and the Foundations of Political Economy Jose Luis Cardoso 2. The Historical and Philosophical Foundations of New Political Economy Alain Marciano 3. Economic Rationality Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap 4. From Imperialism to Inspiration: A Survey of Economics and Psychology Bruno S. Frey and Matthias Benz 5. Institutional Economics: From Menger and Veblen to Coase and North Geoffrey M. Hodgson 6. Taking Evolution Seriously: What Difference Does it Make for Economics? Jack J. Vromen 7. Normative Economics and Theories of Distributive Justice Marc Fleurbaey 8. Ideology: An Economic Point of View Alain Leroux PART II: THE METHODOLOGY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF ECONOMICS 9. The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes Roger E. Backhouse 10. Constructivism: The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge D. Wade Hands 11. From Feminist Empiricism to Feminist Poststructuralism: Philosophical Questions in Feminist Economics Drucilla K. Barker 12. Rhetoric and Postmodernism in Economics Robert F. Garnett, Jr. 13. Models in Economics Marcel Boumans 14. Formalism Peter Kesting and Arnis Vilks 15. Methodological Individualism and Economics Harold Kincaid PART III: SOCIAL ONTOLOGY AND THE ONTOLOGY OF ECONOMICS 16. Philosophical Under-Labouring in the Context of Modern Economics: Aiming at Truth and Usefulness in the Meanest of Ways Tony Lawson 17. The Conflict Between Formalism and Realisticness in Modern Economics: The Case of the New Institutional Economics Stephen Pratten 18. Structure and Agency in Economic Analysis: The Case of Austrian Economics and the Material Embeddedness of Socio-economic Life Paul A. Lewis 19. Collective Intentionality, Complex Economic Behavior, and Valuation John B. Davis 20. Decartes' Legacy: Intersubjective Reality, Intrasubjective Theory Edward Fullbrook 21. Information, Knowledge and Modelling Economic Agency Philip Faulkner and Jochen Runde 22. Conceptions of Probability Charles R. McCann, Jr. 23. Money Geoffrey Ingham Index
Edited by John B. Davis, Professor of Economics, Marquette University, US and Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Alain Marciano, Universite de Montpellier 1, France and Jochen Runde, The Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, UK
"'The volume collects articles surveying developments in such related fields as economic methodology, ethics, epistemology, and social ontology. Many of the articles are forward-looking, and as such constitute substantive and original (and at times provocative) contributions to the literature. The volume as a whole is a success; the editors are to be congratulated for their efforts.' - Bruce J. Caldwell, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, US 'This Companion is called economics and philosophy but actually it is about the philosophy of economics and all the great questions in the subject are here. The weather in the philosophy of economics has been stormy lately and the climate continues to this day to be unsettled. Will the storms soon settle down to give way to calmer days? Read this excellent collection of informative papers in the field to stimulate your own answer to that question.' - Mark Blaug, University of London, University of Buckingham, UK, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands"