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History of Political Economy (1971) 3 (1): 170–189.
Published: 01 March 1971
...Paul Adelman Copyright © 1971 by Duke University Press 1971 Frederic Harrison and the “Positivist” Attack on Orthodox Political Economy Paul Adelman I THEQRAND edilice of classical political economy, (beggun...
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History of Political Economy (1969) 1 (2): 256–278.
Published: 01 June 1969
... is to be concerned. Yet even so pure a pursuit has not been able to cut its roots in the soil of philosophy; for the character of modern economics stems in large part from a perpetual flirtation with positivist philosophies of science. I In the writings of Saint-Simon...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (3): 359–381.
Published: 01 September 1991
... and economics during the first part of this century. This was the positivist quest for science based on quantification and measurement, on empirical verifica- tion of hypotheses, and free of normative values, metaphysics, anim- ism, and anthropomorphism. Buchanan characterizes Knight as “economist...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 1977
... is found wanting because its basic tenets are based on an “unsound” positivist theory of knowledge. Since behaviorist and probabilis- tic premises are also weak, the authors offer an alternative theory of truth in the rationalist tradition and culminating in a model of the Classical-Marxian...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 1999
...Gregory C. Moore References Abrams , P. 1968 . The Origins of British Sociology, 1834–1914: An Essay with Selected Papers . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Adelman , P. 1971 . Frederic Harrison and the “Positivist” Attack on Orthodox Political Economy. HOPE 3 . 1...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Knight’s firm opposition to the strictly positivistic conception of economics—and the social sciences in general—has been a frequent topic of discussion and debate in the literature (Asso and Fiorito 2008; Emmett 1990; Gonce 1972; Hammond 1991; Hirsch and Hirsch 1975; Hands 2006; McKinney 1977...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (1): 167–169.
Published: 01 March 1987
... of mathernatical tcch- niques. At the end of' the verbal an3 cmotional bath. however. the reader may cxpericnce a rcalization that author Brcnncr has cited virtually no cvidcnce to substantiatc his charges. otfcrcd no real insight ;IS to what specifically constitutes a positivist method or cvcn :I...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (2): 337–339.
Published: 01 June 1994
... of science (again emphasis is placed on positivists) played in methodological discussions since the 1930s. The book also includes two appendixes: a short history of the is-ought problem, and economists whose first work or works deal with methodological and/or philosophical topics, as well...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (2): 297–299.
Published: 01 June 1983
... of Political Economy 152 (1983) methodological transformation that occurred during these times-a transforma- tion whereby ‘theory’ acquired a positivist character, and questions about the origin of vaiue were excluded from the purview of ‘science.’ Those theorists, like Dmitriev...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (1): 173–175.
Published: 01 March 1986
... Van Parijs, and Terrell Carver) with the applicability or non-applicability to Marx’s social science of game-theoretic approaches, axiomatic forms of exposition or ‘formal’/analytic logic, utilitarian welfare criteria, and logical positivist methodological prescriptions. Despite the editors...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (1): 174–175.
Published: 01 March 2000
... issues from a largely historical perspective. Mulberg con- cludes that economists generally subscribe to a positivist methodology. For Mul- berg, the irony is that this methodology aims to provide objective knowledge of society and tries to make...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 September 1978
... fully, was only translated into French in 1967. If it had been available to Axelos at the time of his writing, his dichotomy between two Marxes-“romantic” and “positivist”-might have been recast.) Third, Axelos declares that like that of any man of genius, Marx’s thought has its...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (3): 494–495.
Published: 01 September 1978
... in Marx’s thought. For Marx the “romantic,” alienation is brought to comple- tion and “consummation by the reign of the machine, industry, and technicist civilization in general” (p. 77). Man becomes “a mere cog in the immense machine and machinery of capitalism” (p. 79). For Marx the “positivist...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (1): 167–184.
Published: 01 March 1993
... Economics. New York: Harper & Row. How Does She Know? Feminist Theories of Gender Bias in Economics Nancy Folbre Economists tend to identify feminism merely as a political point of view, rather than a theoretical perspective. A scientific method, by positivist definition...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (Suppl_1): 9–29.
Published: 01 December 2007
... . Science: Conjectures and Refutations. In Conjectures and Refutations , by Karl Popper. New York: Basic Books. ____. 1972 . On the Theory of the Objective Mind. In Objective Knowledge , by Karl Popper. Oxford: Clarendon. ____. [1962] 1976 . The Logic of the Social Sciences. In The Positivist...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (2): 399–420.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., because exis- tence cannot be proved by reason); a logical positivist requires the ap- plication of reason to observed facts for statements to be meaningful; a realist sees the object of science to be real entities, but does not necessar- ily see reason and/or observation as capable of yielding true...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 March 1986
..., and Carver all show that Marx and certain crucial schools of Marxism have spearheaded the anti-positivist struggle in social science, long before it became fashionable to eschew the posi- tivist view of science and the empiricist epistemological tradition. Significantly Ball, Farr, and especially...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (Suppl_1): 226–244.
Published: 01 December 2002
... in the Positivist Calendar of Auguste Comte (1892). These tensions continued into the nineteenth century. John Playfair’s “Preliminary Dissertation” to the Supplement to the Encyclopaedia Bri- tannica (1815–24) attempted to trace both the role of individual genius and the influence of circumstances. William...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (3): 498.
Published: 01 September 1978
... into a coherent whole. The recent failures of economics to predict and control should make it possible to reopen the debate over methodology. The logical positivist model of explanation has been dethroned in the philosophy of science. It is about time it was challenged in economics...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (2): 290.
Published: 01 June 1977
... both Kant and Crosser devote their respective works to a detailed critique of positivism. The author “is critical of the approaches to concept formation, systematization, and causation of the logical positivists, which found their embodiment in the formulations of the so-called Neo...