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By Bruce J. Caldwell

ISBN-10: 0415109116

ISBN-13: 9780415109116

On the grounds that its book in 1982, past Positivism has turn into tested as one of many definitive statements on financial technique. The book’s rejection of positivism and its advocacy of pluralism have been to have a profound impact within the flowering of labor on technique that has taken position in economics within the decade given that its booklet. This version incorporates a new preface outlining the foremost advancements within the region because the book’s first appearance.
The ebook presents the 1st finished therapy of 20th century philosophy of technological know-how which emphasizes the problems correct to economics. It proceeds to illustrate this relevance through reviewing a few of the key debates within the quarter. Having concluded that positivism should be rejected, the writer examines attainable substitute bases for financial technique. Arguing that there's no unmarried top procedure, he advocates methodological pluralism.

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42. 43. 35 practicing physicist, influenced the Vienna Circle more directly with his theory of elements and his views on the mnemonic, economizing functions of theories. Carl Hempel and Paul Oppenheim, ‘Studies in the Logic of Explanation,’ Philosophy of Science, vol. 15 (1948), pp. 135–75; reprinted in Herbert Feigl and May Brodbeck (eds), Readings in the Philosophy of Science (New York: Meridith Corporation, 1953), p. 321. , pp. 321–2. , p. 338. Hempel and Oppenheim acknowledge that, because certain scientific laws are statistical rather than universal, their present study does not cover all the possible types of legitimate scientific explanations.

The point deserves special mention because…certain arguments which have been offered as explanations in the natural and in the social sciences violate this requirement. Empirical condition of adequacy. 35 The D-N account, then, asserts that any legitimate scientific explanation must be expressible in the form of a deductive argument in which the explanandum, or sentence describing the event to be THE POSITIVIST TRADITION MATURES 29 explained, is a valid, logical consequence of a group of sentences called the explanans.

29. For example, see Carl Hempel, ‘A Logical Appraisal of Operationalism,’ Scientific Monthly, vol. 79 (1954), pp. 215–20; Nagel, Structure, pp. 117–29; and Rom Harré, The Philosophies of Science: An Introductory Survey (London: Oxford University Press, 1972), pp. 74–8, 97. 30. Nagel, Structure, p. 121. 31. Harré, Philosophies of Science, p. 97. 32. August Comte, A General View of Positivism, trans. ), The European Philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche (New York: The Modern Library, 1960), p.

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