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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 683–698.
Published: 01 November 2011
... . Leiden: E.J. Brill . “Money Is a Sterile Thing”: Martin Luther on the Immorality of Usury Reconsidered John D. Singleton Martin Luther occupies a curious place in economic history. On one hand, Max Weber’s famous thesis holds that the Protestant Reformation triggered by Luther...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (4): 687–712.
Published: 01 November 1991
... programs, I have not attempted a description of the positive heuristic, because I think there is no such thing as a positive heu- ristic for these two programs either. The point is that in economics the- oretical considerations do not give (m)any concrete directions for empirical research...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 272–294.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the Second World War, and the firm support of the MIT administration for Samuelson’s research serves to pinpoint the meaning of being technical for Samuelson, and the relation of the technical economic expert to the realm of politics. Making Things Technical: Samuelson at MIT Harro Maas...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (3): 511–548.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jean-Baptiste Fleury; Alain Marciano This article studies the few works James Buchanan wrote on education from the end of the 1950s to the early 1970s. These neglected works tell us important things about how Buchanan's ideas on constitutions evolved through time, because they provided Buchanan...
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History of Political Economy 53–80.
Published: 26 August 2021
...Jeff Biddle Statistical inference is the process of drawing conclusions from samples of statistical data about things not fully described or recorded in those samples. During the 1920s, economists in the United States articulated a general approach to statistical inference that downplayed the value...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 271–295.
Published: 01 June 2009
... in which men have to adapt their behaviour to the nature of things , or suffer the consequences. Correspondence may be addressed to Rabah Benkemoune, 103 rue du Docteur Bauer, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France; e-mail: rbenkemoune@yahoo.fr . This article is dedicated to Professor Alain Béraud. Copyright...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 315–342.
Published: 01 December 2010
...: to what extent could economists be considered as legitimate advisers on social policy? We study how Washington economists came to tackle poverty-related issues through, among other things, the work of CEA members and the development of social indicators by Mancur Olson at the Department of Health...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (4): 504–521.
Published: 01 November 1977
...- cern the causes of things, and the causes include the end or final cause of the event or phenomenon in question.22 The teleological conception of natural processes is linked up with the basic notion that nature is characterized by qualitative, “formal” differences between kinds of things...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (Supplement): 31–40.
Published: 01 December 1999
... on the determination of the price. The Scholastics believed that a thing was worth as much as it ought to be sold for. They relied on a “common estimate” to approximate this just price: “There is a law cited by Falcidius which says: ‘The price of goods is not determined by the wish or convenience of indi...
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History of Political Economy (1981) 13 (4): 812–823.
Published: 01 November 1981
... History of Political Economy 13:4 (1981) The exposition Socrates begins the discussion by asking whether ‘wisdom,’ ‘soundness of mind,’ ‘courage,’ ‘justice,’ and ‘holiness’ are “five names for one thing” or whether “there corresponds to each of these names some separate thing or entity...
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History of Political Economy (1988) 20 (4): 583–613.
Published: 01 November 1988
... . Trans. A. M. Sheridan Smith. New York. Foucault , M. 1973b . Madness and civilization . Trans. R. Howard. New York. Foucault , M. 1973c . The order of things . New York. Foucault , M. 1979 . Discipline and punish . Trans. A. Sheridan. New York. Foucault , M. 1980...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (1): 122–135.
Published: 01 March 1983
... and mine, I am deeply in- debted to this article for both its substance and its Reason and the Indiferent Things In the very beginning of Plutarch’s Life of Pericles the proper relation- ship between instrumental and substantive reason is discussed. The intel- lect is declared...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (2): 260–283.
Published: 01 June 1982
... and frequently cited in Scholastic discourse: “Everyone is the moderator and arbiter of his own thing.”3 Justice in the exchange of property is assured by consent. To pick up Pufendorf again a few lines further down, “others who feel my price too high,” he says, “have the very simple course left them...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (Supplement): 123–127.
Published: 01 December 1995
... is thus fundamentally a matter of perception, and not just a way of thinlung about things or interpreting them. We cannot divorce aesthetic experience from perception, and per- ception involves recognizing something actually in the world. However, we may also perceive things as delicate, warm...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (S1): 289–310.
Published: 01 December 1990
...- tations. A representation is referentially realistic if it refers to real existents, and referentially unrealistic ifit fails to refer to what is real. A representation is representationally (un)realistic if it represents (fails to represent) features of existing things. Finally, a representation is ver...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (3): 312–322.
Published: 01 September 1982
...- guish what are ends (Z goods) and what are means (X goods), is, I think, behind Smith’s claim that there is a substantial difference between things like water and things like diamonds. In many respects the BMS theory of consumer behavior returns to an important issue considered in classical...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (Suppl_1): 12–24.
Published: 01 December 2004
... that he just unfolded and unfolded until it covered the whole seminar table; we were all lost in admiration for this guy! It was a fun seminar; people were having a lot of fun. For me, his- tory courses had been other people handing me things and saying, “Read this,” so it was a new experience...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 495–519.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., there is an apparent contradiction between the strict right of ownership and the fact that God founded and gave things to humankind in common. The Scholastics did not recognize that contradiction; in their mind, God 500  History of Political Economy 42:3 (2010) gave things to humankind in such a way that He...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 1983
... of the tendency for the same price to be paid for the same thing at the same time in the same place. Where this tendency is not strong, the market is imperfect; and the demand curve facing the individual firm is downward sloping. In Marshall’s terms, the firm does not cut price to prime cost for fear...
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History of Political Economy (1973) 5 (2): 359–374.
Published: 01 June 1973
... understand he used “laissez faire” to mean a policy that allows all persons and agencies in- cluding the government to do what each can do best. Our surprise is completely cleared away when we understand he believed that economic chivalry consists in doing things well. “It does not disdain...