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  Philosophy of Economics
Economic theories of rationality, welfare, and social choice defend substantive philosophical theses often informed by relevant philosophical literature and of evident interest to those interested in action theory, philosophical psychology, and social and political philosophy.
Economics is of particular interest to those interested in epistemology and philosophy of science both because of its detailed peculiarities and because it possesses many of the overt features of the natural sciences, while its object consists of social phenomena.
Since rationality is a central concept in branches of philosophy such as action theory, epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of mind, studies of rationality frequently cross the boundaries between economics and philosophy and thus constitute one of the domains of philosophy of economics.
www.science.uva.nl /~seop/archives/spr2004/entries/economics   (15867 words)

 Cultural bias article - Cultural bias philosophy Economics Psychology Anthropology Sociology goodness - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This is a danger in any field of knowledge that claims objectivity and universality, such as philosophy and the natural sciences.
The problem of cultural bias is central to social and human sciences, such as Economics, Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology, which have had to develop methods and theories to compensate for or eliminate cultural bias.
As one might expect, the effects on philosophy are profound, and not merely limited to ethics.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Cultural_bias   (580 words)

 Conservatives, Philosophy and Economics
Leo Strauss (1899-1974) was a professor of political philosophy at the University of Chicago from 1949 to 1968 and remained a member of the faculty until 1973 (when he turned seventy-four).
William F. Buckley was displeased by the positivists dominating philosophy in the universities, and so too were numerous believers who justified their own metaphysics by claiming that positivists were equally metaphysical.
Economic stagnation and inflation was being being described as stagflation.
www.fsmitha.com /h2/ch31con.html   (5953 words)

 Philosophy of Economics
PhD students writing in the philosophy of economics are supervised by a philosopher and usually work with a member of another related department such as Economics, Economic History, Government and the Gender Institute.
Teaching on all degrees is by the distinguished faculty of the Philosophy and Economics departments at the LSE.
Economic History Department, LSE and History and Philosophy of Economics, University of Amsterdam
www.lse.ac.uk /collections/philosophyLogicAndScientificMethod/study/mastersProgrammes/PhilosophyOfEconomics.htm   (287 words)

 Economics: Metaphysics Philosophy of Economics, Globalisation as Ecology of Economics
Economics ultimately evolved from Nature (in particular the exchange of goods and services related to what was produced from Nature).
They are to be sought, not in the philosophy, but in the economics of each particular epoch.
Philosophy: Education - Plato, Michel de Montaigne, Albert Einstein and Jean Jacques Rousseau on Philosophy of Education, both for the Individual and their Responsibility to Society.
www.spaceandmotion.com /Philosophy-Economics.htm   (6881 words)

 Law and Economics [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
One of the virtues of the economic analysis of law is that, contrary to our unschooled intuitions, it can see such disparate areas as contract, tort and criminal law as all based upon economic aims, therefore giving law a more coherent basis than other theories can offer.
One of the many results of behavioral economics is the concept of "bounded rationality." Bounded rationality means that information is not processed according to a model of perfect means-end rationality but, to the contrary, is distorted due to limits of our cognitive abilities.
It is often described as the application of economic models of decision-making and their results (such as Arrow's Theorem) to the issues that traditionally occupy political science.
www.iep.utm.edu /l/law-econ.htm   (3454 words)

 Economics and Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The disciplines of economics and philosophy each possess their own special analytical methods, whose combination is powerful and fruitful.
Economics and Philosophy aims to promote their mutual enrichment by publishing articles and book reviews in all areas linking these subjects.
Topics include the methodology and epistemology of economics, the foundations of decision theory and game theory, the nature of rational choice in general, historical work on economics with a philosophical purpose, ethical issues in economics, the use of economic techniques in ethical theory, and many other subjects..
www.cambridge.org /uk/journals/journal_catalogue.asp?mnemonic=eap   (151 words)

 magdalen > undergraduate admissions > subject guide > philosophy, politics & economics
His research interests and teaching specialisms are very wide, including ancient philosophy (Plato and Aristotle), history of modern philosophy, especially the German philosopher Kant (on whom he has published 2 books and many articles), metaphysics, theory of knowledge, and philosophy of religion.
Dr Matthew Soteriou’s research interests are in the philosophy of perception and of mind, metaphysics and theory of knowledge, and aesthetics.
In the first year students are usually taught in small classes of 3 or 4, since we find this encourages discussion both in and beyond the tutorial, which is very beneficial in developing skills and enthusiasm, as well as comradeship, at this stage.
www.magd.ox.ac.uk /admissions_undergraduate/subjects_ppe.shtml   (1226 words)

 Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
Economic inequality is unjust and the legitimate basis for class warfare.
Economic progress is a ravaging of the planet and, in the form of improvements in efficiency, a cause of unemployment and depressions.
Following an exhaustive economic analysis of virtually every aspect of capitalism, the book's concluding chapter is devoted to the presentation of a long-range political-economic program for the achievement of a fully capitalist society.
www.capitalism.net   (1963 words)

 Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
The Workshop in Philosophy, Politics and Economics was established to encourage and explore the latest research at the intersection of these three disciplines by scholars from across the social sciences and humanities.
My reasoning behind this is simple -- economics is most powerful when it retains its "worldly philosophy" character and at its worst when it falls into the trap of believing itself to be a branch of "social engineering".
Creative research in political economy emerges from the tension that is generated by conceiving of economics as philosophy and conceiving of it as science --- political economy, in other words, is a philosophical science.
www.gmu.edu /departments/economics/pboettke/workshop.html   (240 words)

 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Studying philosophy, you will develop analytical rigour and the ability to criticise and reason logically, and be able to apply these skills to questions concerning how we acquire knowledge or how we make ethical judgements.
An appreciation of economics and the general workings of the economy has become increasingly necessary to make sense of governmental policy-making, the conduct of businesses and the enormous changes in economic systems occurring throughout the world.
Economics focuses both on individual units and on the aggregate behaviour of groups, societies and international markets.
www.admissions.ox.ac.uk /courses/ppec.shtml   (1171 words)

 Economics, Philosophy, and Politics - Mises Institute
In short, modern mainstream economics is in a state of total confusion.
Mainstream economics is irrelevant, but open to the idea of social experimentation and engineering (how else can one test one's hypotheses?).
In contrast, Austrian economics is of great practical importance, but it is generally opposed to economic interventionism as counter-productive.
www.mises.org /fullstory.asp?control=1455   (4476 words)

 Philosophy of Economics and Philosophy of Science Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Philosophy of Economics and Philosophy of Science Bibliography
Martin, A. (1964) 'Empirical and A Priori in Economics', The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 15, pp.
Moss, Scott J. (1993) 'The Economics of Positive Methodology', in Blackwell, R., Chatta, J. and Nell, E. (eds.) Economics as Worldy Philosophy (Basingstoke: Macmillan).
users.ox.ac.uk /~econec/philos.html   (1803 words)

 2005-2006 Course Register
The Course explores the development of economic theory for antiquity to the twentieth century.
Student arranges with a faculty member in Philosophy, Economics or Political Science to pursue a program of reading and writing on a suitable topic.
Student arranges with a faculty member in Philosophy, Economics or Political Science to do an honors thesis on a suitable topic.
www.upenn.edu /registrar/register/ppe.html   (634 words)

 Fall 2000 Economics 515   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Philosophy of science is thus twice-removed from science itself.
As the influence of the discredited a priori philosophies has faded, philosophers, sociologists, and historians have sought to extend and modify their work in order to produce, for the first time, a genuine sociology of scientific knowledge.
Marianne Ferber and Julie Nelson, "Introduction: The Social Construction of Economics and the Social Construction of Gender," in Marianne Ferber and Julie Nelson, eds.
www.nd.edu /~esent/syllabi/econ515.html   (1647 words)

 Philosophy works, Economics counts
The School of Economic Science runs introductory practical courses in Philosophy and Economics in Central London (near Bond Street underground station) and at many other branches throughout Great Britain.
Philosophy means "love of wisdom", and our course shows how this can be made practical.
Being concerned with the essence of the great teachings this practical philosophy is suited to anyone regardless of age, education or culture.
www.schooleconomicscience.org   (276 words)

 Politics, Philosophy & Economics -- Terms and Conditions for Use
The person using Politics, Philosophy & Economics Online may view, reproduce or store copies of articles comprising the journal provided that the articles are used only for their personal, non-commercial use.
Politics, Philosophy & Economics Online is under development and changes may be made in these publications and programs at any time.
Please note: If you are using one of the popular "offline browsers" that allow you to download content from a site and read it later, be aware that we impose one restriction on their use.
ppe.sagepub.com /policies/terms.dtl   (426 words)

 Journal -- Social Philosophy & Policy
Social Philosophy and Policy is an interdisciplinary journal with an emphasis on the philosophical underpinnings of enduring social policy debates.
Each issue is dedicated to a particular theme chosen by the editors, with the advice of the editorial board, designed to appeal to both academic specialists and a broader scholarly audience.
Diversity is also encouraged by selecting authors from among different disciplines, especially philosophy, economics, political science, and the law.
www.bgsu.edu /offices/sppc/journal.htm   (446 words)

 Philosophy & Economics
F.A.Q. In the winter term 2000/2001, a new B.A./M.A. degree course, combining study of philosophy and economics, was founded at the university of Bayreuth.
The foundation of the Philosophy and Economics degree course (PandE) arises from an increasing demand for people who are able to deal analytically and fundamentally with difficult decision problems.
The aim of combining philosophical thoroughness and applicability to economics demands a close interlocking of the philosophy and economics curricula.
www.uni-bayreuth.de /departments/philosophie/english/studienfuehrer/PundE.html   (835 words)

 Stigum, B.P.: Econometrics and the Philosophy of Economics: Theory-Data Confrontations in Economics.
Stigum, B.P.: Econometrics and the Philosophy of Economics: Theory-Data Confrontations in Economics.
Economic theory seems to be about abstract ideas or, it might be said, about toys in a toy community.
Bernt P. Stigum is Professor of Economics at the University of Oslo.
pup.princeton.edu /titles/7516.html   (312 words)

 PPE Degree - DDE - EOU
The Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree integrates broad academic areas in the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences.
In this program the disciplines of economics, philosophy, and political science form the intellectual foundation for exploring critical social problems, the development of social policy, and critical policy analysis.
The strength of the program is that it looks at policy analysis not just as the economist thinks of it (efficiency) and not just as the political scientist thinks of it (political efficacy), but also by the normative (“ought” or moral/ethical) dimensions that can be more rigorously addressed through philosophy.
www.eou.edu /dde/Degrees/PPE.htm   (176 words)

 Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
You are here - Welcome to LSE > Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method > Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is an exciting place to study philosophy.
The department, founded in 1946 by Professor Sir Karl Popper, is internationally recognised for its excellence in philosophy, especially in the philosophy of science and the social sciences.
www.lse.ac.uk /Depts/Philosophy   (96 words)

 Philosophy and Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Not only are philosophers of science context-bound, but the vast majority have limited themselves to discussion with other philosophers, so that what we get is not philosophy of science but the ideas which philosophers have about each other's ideas about science.
This brings us to the second course objective, which is to examine the claim that the social dimensions of science must be taken seriously.
Donald McCloskey, "The Rhetoric of Economics," in Daniel Hausman, ed.
www.ceu.hu /crc/Syllabi/west-syllabi/documents/Economics/sent2.html   (1704 words)

 About the Historic Civil Economics Philosophy of the Daily Republican
President Hoover wanted to institute economic reforms to halt and emergant and severe economic slump in the last few months of his term.
The economic collapse and extraordinary high unemployment that followed the stock-market collapse in 1929 made economic history.
It has even changed the ideas, the politics, and finally the economic policies of most of the important international states and nations the world has known.
www.dailyrepublican.com /about.html   (5578 words)

 Philosophy and Economics
Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson, New York, 1994.
Hoppe, The Economics and Ethics of Private Property, Boston, 1993.
Smith, "Aristotle, Menger, Mises: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Economics"
ontology.buffalo.edu /smith/courses98/P&E.html   (302 words)

 Philosophy and Economics
Becker, Economic Approach to Huamn Behavior, Chicago, 1976.
Coase, "The Problem of Social Cost", Journal of Law and Economics, 1960.
Readings marked * in the above are required for all participants in the course, and will be available in the Philosophy and Economics Department Libraries.
wings.buffalo.edu /philosophy/faculty/smith/courses98/P&E.html   (302 words)

 SAGE Publications - Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Politics, Philosophy & Economics is a unique new forum for the interchange of methods and concepts among political scientists, philosophers and economists interested in the analysis and evaluation of political and economic institutions and practices.
The journal brings moral, economic and political theory to bear on the analysis, justification and criticism of social institutions and public policies, addressing matters such as constitutional design, property rights, distributive justice, the welfare state, egalitarianism, morals of the market, democratic socialism, and the evolution of norms.
Politics, Philosophy & Economics is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://ppe.sagepub.com
www.sagepub.co.uk /journal.aspx?pid=105738   (205 words)

 EpistemeLinks: Website results for Philosophy of Economics
Just one of dozens of designs including philosophy quotes, philosophy humor, and more...
Description: Online resources from Thoemmes Press, it includes two collections of historical essays on the works of Adam Smith, encyclopedia-style entries on key figures, an image gallery, and much more.
Description: A large, useful reference resource covering the history of economics.
www.epistemelinks.com /Main/Topics.aspx?TopiCode=Econ   (275 words)

 Andy Denis: London history and philosophy of economics group page
Andy Denis: London history and philosophy of economics group page
The purposes of the London History and Philosophy of Economics group are to
provide mutual support and advice for those teaching and researching in History of Economic Thought, and the philosophy and methodology of the discipline – areas which seem undervalued by much of the profession;
www.staff.city.ac.uk /andy.denis/research/lhg.htm   (242 words)

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