Economics and Reality
'No reality please. We're economists'. There is a wide spread belief that modern economics is irrelevant to the understanding of the real world. In a controversial and original study, Tony Lawson argues that the root of this irrelevance is in the failure of economists to find methods and tools which are appropriate for the social world it addresses.
Supporting his argument with a wide range of examples, Tony Lawson offers a provocative account of why economics has gone wrong and how it can be put back on track.
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ENDURING TENSIONS AS POINTS OF DEPARTURE
REALISM EXPLANATION AND SCIENCE
THE CASE FOR TRANSCENDENTAL REALISM
THE LEGACY OF POSITIVISM
THE NATURE OF THE ARGUMENT
TOWARDS A RICHER ONTOLOGY
BROAD OBJECTIVES AND POSSIBLE OBSTACLES
ECONOMIC SCIENCE WITHOUT
ON TRUTH IN ECONOMICS
ECONOMIC POLICY AND INTENDED CHANGE
ECONOMIC SCIENCE AND PREDICTION
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