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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (4): 895–908.
Published: 01 November 1992
... University Heights, Asheville NC 28804-3299. Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Operationally Meaningful Theorems in Light of Cournot Bruce Larson and Claire Childers If our view of that work is not distorted, it is the alpha, but not the omega, of mathematical...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (3): 351–357.
Published: 01 September 1987
... 0 1987 by Duke University Press CCC 00 18-2702/87/$1 .SO Edgeworth, Samuelson, and operationally meaningful theorems Bruce Larson I. Introduction Paul Samuelson has described an operationally meaningful theorem...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (1): 47–75.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and define developmental success. The article shows how Seers’s research on measurement contributed to a growing set of reforms that shifted developmental goals away from national economic growth toward achieving a more equitable distribution of wealth, more meaningful and stable employment...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 139–174.
Published: 01 December 2021
... on the universality of the index and the existence of stable patterns and led European researchers to pursue different paths of investigation. The article complicates the larger history of statistical inference in economics in two meaningful ways. First, it argues that statistical inference with probability...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (5): 823–858.
Published: 01 October 2022
... might have appeared as a category that should be taken more seriously in social theory. This article argues that the Earle seminar discussions likely helped convince von Neumann in 1940 that the analogy between economics and games that he had found in 1932 was meaningful in a scholarly way to history...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (4): 675–681.
Published: 01 November 1986
... are at once a priori true and empirically meaningful. The second is the equally bizarre notion that empirical evidence can never be decisive against praxeology; that tests of hypotheses may indicate that praxeological reasoning has been wrongly applied, but never that praxeol- ogy itself should...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (4): 795–797.
Published: 01 August 2023
...” in modern terms) from data. The problem is, Which of the many possible inferences lead to a meaningful result? How can we distinguish fact from artifact? We are inclined to see meaningful patterns where they do not exist. To highlight this inclination, the authors introduce the term pareidolia...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (4): 661–668.
Published: 01 November 1986
... distinction very meaningful. (i) Is external less fair and less meaningful than internal criticism? Cald- well himself, when he gets away from the Austrians, would seem to dis- agree. Thus, in his book (1982) he does not criticize Milton Friedman within an instrumentalist framework, nor Paul...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (S1): 189–212.
Published: 01 December 1990
... controversy as to whether or not chim- panzees and gorillas are able to use a form of American sign language, or whether something more mechanical was going on. 35 And it is striking that we may come to classify as meaningful what may at first seem not to be a form of meaningful action...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (2): 322–328.
Published: 01 June 1978
... throws the account quite out of focus. The purpose of this note is to show that a shift can help make more meaningful the interesting facts which Bordo has carefully assembled. Cairnes, more strongly than any other of the major method- ologists, felt that the validity of economic theory...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (S1): 359–377.
Published: 01 December 1990
... Press . Ricoeur Paul . 1981 . The model of the text: meaningful action considered as a text . In Hermeneutics and the human sciences . New York : Cambridge University Press . Rorty Richard . 1979 . Philosophy and the mirror of nature . Princeton : Princeton University Press...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (3): 531–533.
Published: 01 September 1986
... increasing. He calls attention to the fact that accepted contemporary economic theories are devoid of meaningful and convincing concepts of nature. The position is taken that contemporary ecological problems can be fully under- stood and resolved only by analyzing the role of nature...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (5): 965–967.
Published: 01 October 2020
... continues to be relevant, because here Weber explains that the determination of almost all meaningful action falls between the ideal-types of purposive rational, value rationality, affect, and traditional (through ingrained habituation) (101). Weber himself recommends his types subject...
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History of Political Economy (1970) 2 (1): 97–117.
Published: 01 March 1970
... for the behavioral sciences in general or economics in particular. On the assumption that a discussion of the concept of change would be more meaningful if placed in some kind of historical per- spective, the &st part of the present paper sketches a few highlights in the evolution...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (4): 775–780.
Published: 01 November 1995
... and elsewhere have brought the issue of the relationship between Islam and the modern West into sharper focus. I will argue that Ghazanfar and Islahi’s treatment of al-Ghazali is misleading and, more generally, that their interpretative approach rules out any meaningful encounter between modern...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (2): 287–309.
Published: 01 June 2013
... by a related discourse concerned with the concept of “moral luck” (Williams 1981). Moral luck asserts that meaningful moral evaluations rest on consequences. Hence if my reckless driving choices fail to lead to a pedestrian fatality, I have been lucky and bear no moral culpability. If, however, I do hit...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 March 1996
..., go to school, and so on-none of which has any meaningful correspondence to the qualities of a refrigerator. Metaphors thus typically hide as many aspects of reality as they highlight. Metaphors play a variety of roles in economics. Klamer and Thomas C. Leonard (1994) distinguish between...
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History of Political Economy (1969) 1 (2): 256–278.
Published: 01 June 1969
... their view, positivists frequently leveled entire forests. To drop the image, it may be argued that a good deal more than what positivists would retain may be necessary for perceptive and meaningful ana1ysis.lo Positivist views were sustained in the nineteenth century by con- temporary...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (3): 537–538.
Published: 01 September 2014
...- mists’ contributions in any meaningful way. While the wisdom of publishing such a work on Russian/Soviet economists might be questioned, the book has been pub- lished, so it should be judged on its own terms. The other part of the solution is the book’s stated aim: “To convey what it was like...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 March 1980
... in those earlier debates. The recent controversy on capital theory has its origin in Joan Robinson's concern with the diffusion of aggregate production func- tion allocation and growth analysis, in particular the meaningfulness of the physical labor-capital allocation-substitution...