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Second Thoughts On 'second Thoughts': Reconsidering The Lakatosian Progress Of 'the General Theory.'
Testing, Rationality, And Progress: Essays On The Popperian Tradition In Economic Methodology
  • Douglas Wade Hands, University of Puget Sound
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-1993
Department
Economics
Abstract
D. Wade Hands is one of the three or four leading figures currently working on economic methodology ... The essays are philosophically sound, and the scholarship is impeccable. This volume is must reading for everyone with a serious interest in economic methodology. -- Daniel M. Hausman, University of Wisconsin, Madison Hands is better on what is good and what is questionable in the Popperian tradition than anyone, Popper included. It is a tour de force. -- Bruce J. Caldwell, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Most economists harbor aspirations to be philosophers, but Wade Hands is one of the handful who manage to effortlessly meld both personas successfully. This book will be the last word on the relationship between Popper and orthodox economics, and the first word on how to transcend those superceded notions of science. It is an instant classic of economic methodology. -- Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame ... a thoughtful, sustained reflection... [by] a methodologically sophisticated economist... a valuable contribution to the growing literature in the philosophy of economics. Ethics ... [a] clear diagnosis ... Ricerche Economiche
pp.
53-65
Citation Information
Hands, Douglas Wade. Second Thoughts on 'Second Thoughts': Reconsidering the Lakatosian Progress of 'The General Theory.'. The Worldly Philosophy: Studies at the Intersection of Philosophy and Economics; Lanham, Md.:; Rowman and Littlefield, 1993.