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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (4): 857–859.
Published: 01 November 2001
... digress on digressions, including sly digs at Alfred Ayer’s Language, Truth, and Logic (1936) (53–54), references to current quasi-scientific controversies in the pop- ular press (64), studious insults hurled at Popper (89–93), and much else besides to titillate students. The editor provides informative...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 231–252.
Published: 01 January 1997
... department in the period from the mid-1930s to the 1960s. Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 “What Is Truth” in Capital Theory? Five Stories Relevant to the Evaluation of Frank H. Knight’s Contributions to the Capital Controversy Ross B. Emmett I am absolutely convinced...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 451–469.
Published: 01 September 2012
... paper was regularly used to make commercial payments. While thinkers of the stature of David Hume and Adam Smith utilized the quantity theory of money or the real bills doctrine to explain the monetary system, Henry Thornton broke new ground by developing a theory that recognized the essential truth...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2013
... for “precise logical truth.” Bentham and William Wordsworth disputed the treatment of the poor. Bentham proposed forcing them into houses of industry. Wordsworth, who declared that “man is dear to man... [because] we have all of us one human heart,” celebrated a beggar’s power as a social agent. He...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 299–314.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Donald E. Frey Richard T. Ely's economic methodology was heavily influenced by the scholarship of nineteenth-century liberal German Protestantism. It held that religious beliefs, even scripture, were not final truths but evolving expressions of historical experience. Thus historical and empirical...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Philippe Fontaine The merits of visual images in conveying truths about the social world is widely recognized in social science, but some commentators have suggested the possible inadequacies of postwar economics on that score. Unimpressed by the omnipresence of diagrams in economics, they note...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (2): 297–322.
Published: 01 June 2010
... distinctive. Coleridge’s mature philosophy is marked by its commitment to inclu- siveness and its opposition to the exclusivity of truths. That is, philosophers often and mistakenly attempt to show not only that their own theories are true, but also that other theories are false. As Coleridge ([1817...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (3): 501–508.
Published: 01 September 1994
... productivist and a consumerist culture by pushing the date of the consumer revolution back into the eighteenth century. Lipkis thus cites a strangely eccentric book by Neil McKendrick, J. Brewer, and J. H. Plumb as if it were gospel truth. But, when this book was reviewed...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of extraordinary significance for understanding all processes of knowledge, including economic science and commonsense transactor knowledge. Rescher does not address directly what an economic theory of science and epis- temology has to say about truth. If science is contingent on rational...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 1977
... are also weak, the authors offer an alternative theory of truth in the rationalist tradition and culminating in a model of the Classical-Marxian tYPe The* opening chapters offer a summary of the positivist theory of knowl- edge. The heart of this theory is the distinction between...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 303–312.
Published: 01 December 2001
... will simply identify some of the issues andprovide some of the references which can more fully indicate the nature of the claim. From Geometric Certainty to Physical Representation The first change in the image of mathematics was basedon a new con- ception of what mathematical truth might mean...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (4): 825–842.
Published: 01 November 2001
... political economy: “I hope in the course of these lectures to prove the truth of my statement, that the theoretic branch of the science, that which treats the nature, production and dis- tribution of wealth,—is capable of all the certainty that can belong to any science, not founded exclusively on...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (2): 336–340.
Published: 01 June 2003
... religious function was,to a significant extent,indepen- dent of its validity. The problem is that while all this worked in some pragmatic sense,it has been bad for economics and for religion “in a more fundamental—a genuine ‘truth’—sense” (267). There is much to applaud in this book. The general...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (2): 367–370.
Published: 01 June 1997
..., thousand-page, nasty screed on right and wrong, truth and error, in the history of economic thought, written by the renowned ccAustrian”economist Murray Rothbard. A morality tale of good and evil, it is an unusually fertile source of erudition and misinformation. Volume 1, Economic Thought...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (4): 669–673.
Published: 01 November 1986
.... Unlike the Mises position, it is not here contended that the truth of a generalization concerning relations between matters of fact can be known without any empirical test and therefore can be regarded as indisputable. As to the positions taken by Friedman and Machlup, Caldwell (p...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 168–188.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to save the souls of individuals, the extreme evangelicals took an entirely different approach. In their eyes, “a successful ministry did not consist in ‘this man or that man saved, much less is it nations saved by wholesale,’ but in providing a faithful witness to the truth of an imminent...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (4): 617–637.
Published: 01 November 1986
... minds. But the truth is that we do not possess, in the words of Hermann Weyl, a unified picture of the “interwoven texture of Matter, Life and Soul,” and the possibility of arriving at it even in thousands of years from now-as he hopes-seems to me to be a false hope [Georgescu-Roegen 1971...
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History of Political Economy (1984) 16 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 March 1984
... as the pinnacle of human reason. Similar notions seem to be shared by historians of the use of mathematics in economic thought. It is only fitting, then, that the contem- porary challenge to this notion of mathematics as the ultimate guarantee of Truth and Scientificity comes from within...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (2): 187–222.
Published: 01 June 1990
.... 1984 . Scientific realism . Berkeley. Levin , Michael . 1984 . What kind of explanation is truth? In Leplin 1984. Mach , Ernst . 1882 . Die ökonomischen Natur der physikalischen Forschung . Vienna. Reprinted in Mach 1896a. Mach , Ernst . [1883] 1960 . Die Mechanik in ihrer...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (4): 589–591.
Published: 01 November 1977
... different” did not with these words simply move away from the problem. “Instead, he stressed the uncertainties involved even in truths that appear to us to be most simple and straightforward.” Condorcet’s application of the calculus of probabilities was centered on the exceptional problem of...