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What Economics is Not: An Economist’s Response to Rosenberg
Philosophy of Science
  • D. Wade Hands, University of Puget Sound
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1984
Department
Economics
Abstract
Alexander Rosenberg (1983) has argued, contrary to his previous work in the philosophy of economics, that economics is not science, and it is merely mathematics. The following paper argues that Rosenberg fails to demonstrate either of these two claims. The questions of the predictive weakness of modern economics and the cognitive standing of abstract economic theory are discussed in detail.
ISSN
0031-8248
Citation Information
"What Economics is Not: An Economist’s Response to Rosenberg," Philosophy of Science, 51, 1984, 495-503.