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History of Political Economy 137–159.
Published: 10 November 2021
.... The article stresses the affinities between Mill and the Scottish historical school while at the same time showing how Mill moves between theory and history to verify his views or to show the limit of his economic analysis. This movement, viewed as a part of his attempt to sketch out a middle way between...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and execute and verify calculations, most notably for his tableaux économiques . In other words, the production of political and economic writings was structured by a detailed division of labor organized by Quesnay, who acted as the master of a writing workshop. After the death of Madame de Pompadour...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (2): 242–245.
Published: 01 June 1982
... this result on a very large scale.” He then goes on to verify the relative version of the PPP principle! This, in fact, is what he does in all his numerous papers on the topic (1916a, 1916b, 1917, 1918, 1919). Cassel never tries to ascertain abso- lute prices, never tries thus to verify...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 1999
... of the Vienna Circle. The variant of positivism articulated by Comte entails a demarcation criterion in which the scientific domain is distinguished from the nonscientific by four key tests: prediction or prevision, verifiability, the incremental and uncontroversial growth in doctrine, and the utilitarian...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (1): 143–145.
Published: 01 March 1983
... two sets of binding ideals. While fully aware of this distinc- tion, the author does not use this contrast in his attempt to verify Weber’s thesis of the unintended religious origin of the capitalist spirit. The reason for this omis- sion lies in the extreme paucity of biographical material...
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History of Political Economy (1976) 8 (2): 195–206.
Published: 01 June 1976
... which were known from “general” experience to be true. 4. A System of Logic, p. 585. 196 History of Political Economy 8:2 (1976) terpretation of economic experience, not that of verified hypotheses .5 Laughlin was not aware of this. His was a “textbook” view of science6 where...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 September 1978
..., but they, or at least their implications, can be tested against experience. Thus Kant united the emphasis on explanation by the rationalists with the emphasis on empirical verification by the empiricists. There are two reasons why verification and explanation cannot be separated. To verify that the ball...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (4): 843–866.
Published: 01 November 1992
... a hypothesis that is ex- ceedingly ingenious. And yet it seems to me that his interpretation is questionable. In what follows I will try to show why I think so. The passage cited by Hollander whose interpretation is in question is the following: “To verify the hypothesis itself a posteriori...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (Suppl_1): 213–227.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., 26–27) felt that this characterization was excessively restrictive: From a logical point of view, the existence of a solution for the Walra- sian model is equivalent to the existence of a fixed point of transfor- mations that verify the hypotheses of Kakutani’s theorem, in the sense...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (4): 617–637.
Published: 01 November 1986
... of “verification,” which is to say “true-making.” A proposition is true if the conclusions it implies, or the predictions which it makes, are “verified.” . . . All scientific prediction is essentially instrumental [ Ayres 1 944, 220-2 11. As was stated at the beginning of my article, however...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (1): 153.
Published: 01 March 1977
...: Cornell University Press, 1973. Pp. 509. $15.00. This volume provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the expan- sion of formal European empires in the nineteenth century. It is a substantial empirical effort to verify the assumptions and the conclusions of several well-known...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (2): 290.
Published: 01 June 1977
.... Another and probably more serious deficiency of the Prolegomena is that it does not contain a single footnote. Such an omission requires an ency- clopedic knowledge on the part of the reader or else a good deal of leafing through volumes of original sources to verify the author’s contentions...
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History of Political Economy (1989) 21 (3): 425–456.
Published: 01 September 1989
... hypotheses which could be verified for a partic- ular case or “moment.” Verification was essential both for expanding the stock or the range of application of scientific knowledge and for checking the validity of the theory, since the theoretical categories could not be observed directly...
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History of Political Economy (1972) 4 (1): 89–112.
Published: 01 March 1972
...) holds, then the quantity (b + e)2- 4af may become positive, and hence the curve in (13) a hyperbola. We shall discuss only the ellipse case. The interested reader can verify for himself that the economic implica- tions of the hyperbola case are essentially the same. Although only part...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (3): 359–381.
Published: 01 September 1991
... is verifiable in terms of such data. And it needs but little, if any, more tolerance of specula- tive theories and hypotheses not strictly verifiable, than is generally in their own fields among working natural scientists, to regard economic theory of the classical type as truly scientific...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (S1): 215–239.
Published: 01 December 1990
... conditions, pro- vided here in its entirety, reads: The only rule of cognition for the investigation of theoretical truth, which as far as possible is verified beyond doubt not only by experi- ence but simply by our laws of thinking, and which is of utmost fundamental importance for the exact orientation...
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History of Political Economy (1970) 2 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 1970
... redemption gave value to otherwise worthless pieces of paper. In the available data for the greenback era, there seemed abundant evidence for this view.ll Some work done by Laughlin’s students supported his position. In an attempt to verify the quantity theory Sara McLean Hardy (later Mrs...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (4): 979–980.
Published: 01 November 1992
... how Keynes accepted the Cambridge view that eco- nomics was not a natural science. Because people are different and have different expectations and motives, and because economics is about understanding psycho- logical uncertainties, it is impossible to verify or falsify economic propositions...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (1): 170–171.
Published: 01 March 1979
... as a constitutive part thereof; they merely serve to verify certain closely circumscribed domains. But, as Cournot had already found, statistics may be very helpful in the graphic representation of economic relationships. Lack of space precludes a reference to Simiand’s position. Say, Cournot...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 March 1979
... as a constitutive part thereof; they merely serve to verify certain closely circumscribed domains. But, as Cournot had already found, statistics may be very helpful in the graphic representation of economic relationships. Lack of space precludes a reference to Simiand’s position. Say, Cournot...