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Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics,

By Caterina Marchionni


The Oxford handbook of philosophy of economics aims at bringing out what is new in the philosophy of economics—an aim that, I believe, has been successfully achieved. The introductory chapter by Don Ross and Harold Kincaid does a superb job of describing the current orientation of philosophy of economics, the result of developments in philosophy of science, in economics, and in the relationship of philosophy of economics to both fields. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s philosophy philosophical rules to the case of economics, whereas nowadays it is more preoccupied with understanding and evaluating economics as it is actually practiced and with developing, in-house as it were, the philosophical tools required for these tasks. This, according to the editors, is not only how philosophy of economics is now done, but also how it should be done. In order to deliver a philosophy of science that concretely engages with scientifi

Year: 2011
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