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The Resource Philosophy of economics, Don Ross

Philosophy of economics, Don Ross

Label
Philosophy of economics
Title
Philosophy of economics
Statement of responsibility
Don Ross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1962-
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Ross, Don
Dewey number
330.0
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB72
LC item number
.R677 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave philosophy today
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  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economics
Label
Philosophy of economics, Don Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Philosophy of economics as philosophy of science -- Economics and its neighbors before 1980 -- The expansion of the economic toolbox -- How economics and psychology differ -- Economics as a social science
  • What is economics fundamentally about? Some say 'money'. But that only applies, at a stretch, to macroeconomics. Others say 'incentivised choices'. Through a review of the history and methodology of economics, with special concentration on the past 60 years, the book shows why the second answer is more accurate. But this leads straight into another problem: psychologists study choices too. So how is economics different from psychology? The book explains this, by showing how economics is really about groups or populations of people. In clearly distinguishing economics from psychology, the book criticizes the current popular wave of behavioural economics, showing how many studies under that label confuse economics with psychology. But if economics is about structures of group response, then how is it different from sociology? The book shows how and why economics and sociology are currently converging, perhaps ultimately to form a single unified discipline fed by two distinct historical tributaries. -- Provided by publisher
Control code
861673117
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780230302976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861673117
Label
Philosophy of economics, Don Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Philosophy of economics as philosophy of science -- Economics and its neighbors before 1980 -- The expansion of the economic toolbox -- How economics and psychology differ -- Economics as a social science
  • What is economics fundamentally about? Some say 'money'. But that only applies, at a stretch, to macroeconomics. Others say 'incentivised choices'. Through a review of the history and methodology of economics, with special concentration on the past 60 years, the book shows why the second answer is more accurate. But this leads straight into another problem: psychologists study choices too. So how is economics different from psychology? The book explains this, by showing how economics is really about groups or populations of people. In clearly distinguishing economics from psychology, the book criticizes the current popular wave of behavioural economics, showing how many studies under that label confuse economics with psychology. But if economics is about structures of group response, then how is it different from sociology? The book shows how and why economics and sociology are currently converging, perhaps ultimately to form a single unified discipline fed by two distinct historical tributaries. -- Provided by publisher
Control code
861673117
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780230302976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861673117

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