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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (3): 509–510.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Royall Brandis Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Ching-Yao Hsieh and Meng-Hua Ye. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1992. 212 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $16.95. Book Reviews Economics, Philosophy, and Physics. By Ching-Yao Hsieh and Meng-Hua Ye. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 221–248.
Published: 01 January 1993
... in Economics: An Interpretation beyond Physics Arjo Klamer The cultivated man of today is gradually turning away from natural things, and life is becoming more and more abstract.— Piet Mondrian, 1919 Yes, 1932 was a great time to be born as an economist. The sleeping...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (4): 723–752.
Published: 01 November 1999
... presented a first version of the article. A World Ruled by Venus: On Henry L. Moore’s Transfer of Periodogram Analysis from Physics to Economics Philippe Le Gall Will the theory of the cosmical origin of generating cycles, like Kepler’s theory...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 163–181.
Published: 01 March 2009
... E. Earl, 225 -72. Aldershot: Edward Elgar. One Analogy Can Hide Another: Physics and Biology in Alchian’s “Economic Natural Selection” Clément Levallois Historiography has placed Armen Alchian’s “Uncertainty, Evolution, and Economic Theory” (1950) at the crossroads of two...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (1): 21–73.
Published: 01 March 2010
... on the theory and methods of econometrics given by Frisch at the Poincaré Institute at the University of Paris in 1933, as well as extensive lecture notes from Yale University in 1930. These largely unknown documents elaborate on Frisch's scientific views, how he aimed at modeling economics on physics...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (4): 709–740.
Published: 01 August 2020
... University Press 2020 Francis Ysidro Edgeworth ordinal utility measurement economic thought References Alchian Armen A. 1953 . “ The Meaning of Utility Measurement .” American Economic Review 43 , no. 1 : 26 – 50 . Barratt Alfred . 1869 . Physical Ethics...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2016
... on earlier drafts. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Frank H. Knight economic methodology economics and physics American institutionalism References Asso Pier Francesco Fiorito Luca . 2003 . “Waging War against Mechanical Man: The Knight-Copeland Controversy over...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 1993
... interpretation of economic man pre- vails, then the thesis that economic ideas rule the world must be rejected. The physicalist interpretation of economic man is rejected by the author. The existence of physicalism is used to assert that the role of ideas in determining hu- man behavior is much more...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (3): 603–604.
Published: 01 September 1999
... in the history of economics. There is little in this account that captures the oddity of Jevons’s approach to economic problems, or his remarkable grasp of other fields. Given the accusations made by Philip Mirowski-that Jevons was part of a broader conspiracy to disguise economics as physics...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (3): 604–605.
Published: 01 September 1999
... in this account that captures the oddity of Jevons’s approach to economic problems, or his remarkable grasp of other fields. Given the accusations made by Philip Mirowski-that Jevons was part of a broader conspiracy to disguise economics as physics-and the efforts by Michael White, and myself, to link...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (3): 359–381.
Published: 01 September 1991
... to the particular philosophical portrait of science put forth by the positivists. Knight thought this portrait was wrong-that it was wrong for physics as well as for economics.7 He saw the “scientific method” as it was expounded by the positivists as being limited in its applications to the natural...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 83–117.
Published: 01 January 1993
... 1993 Part 2 Economic Problems and Mathematical Formalism Neoclassical Economics as Mathematical Metaphysics Jack Birner Scholars disagree about the origin of the name of Aristotle’s book Meta­ physics. Does it refer to the content of the book, “that which goes beyond physics...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 1993
... as a fundamental structure of human, or at least Western, thought. The historical evolution of physics, economics, and even biology is understood here in terms of a triad of concepts, “body, motion, and value.” That triad supports the notion of energy, forming a pyramid and, more crucially, implying...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 157–174.
Published: 01 January 1993
... that has haunted the history of economics for some time now: How to explain this continual reference in economics to alien sciences such as physics? I admit, my interpretation of the Mirowski thesis is not quite as far-reaching as the inventor would prefer: according to Mirowski...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (2): 297–325.
Published: 01 June 1994
... or errors. 1. Two examples are Mirowski’s (1989) characterization of neoclassical economics as “physics envy” and therefore fundamentally flawed, and Resnick and Wolff’s (1987) claim History of Political Economy 26:2 @ 1994 by Duke University Press. CCC 0018-2702/94/$1.50 298 History...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 249–270.
Published: 01 January 1993
... the deterministic thread which has shaped all our theoretical conceptions of economic life till now. The inevitable fac­ tor, he claims, has been the prevailing conception of the natural world, as revealed through theories in physics. Any economic theory that has gained a significant degree of credibility...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 303–350.
Published: 01 January 1993
... a similar tension in the rather more respected project of physics: even there, I would suggest, the quest for scientific status was just as bound up with competing ideas of invariance and value, which were themselves often buttressed with economic metaphors and concepts...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 4–22.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Theodore M. Porter Perspective Economics and the History of Measurement Theodore M. Porter In a classic historical essay on quantification in physics, Thomas Kuhn remarked on the use by social scientists of Kelvin’s famous dictum on the decisive importance of measurement. Had...
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History of Political Economy (1981) 13 (1): 80–94.
Published: 01 March 1981
... as he chooses, and to determine for himself the result on the new con- dition imposed.” Ruskin is aware of the reasonable nature of this approach, given the proposed analogies of economics to physics: 17. Unto This Last, in Works, 17:25. 18. Mill’s view on methodology may...
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History of Political Economy (1981) 13 (4): 726–744.
Published: 01 November 1981
... with the recent views of the history of science put forth successively by Thomas Kuhn and Imre Lakatos. Such comparisons, however, face the danger of considering economics too much from the viewpoint of subjects which have been most studied by historians of science, chiefly physics...