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by Sheila C. Dow

  • ISBN: 0198776128
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  • Author: Sheila C. Dow
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 4, 2002)
  • Pages: 224 pages
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An essential introduction to the subject for those who would like to pursue the more specialist literature, explaining both the role of methodology in assisting economists to addressfundamental issues and also the different approaches to methodology that are on offer.

Sheila Dow. 'An extremely readable book that should provoke both economists and students of economic methodology to think more deeply about what they are doing.

Economic methodology is the study of methods, especially the scientific method, in relation to economics, including principles underlying economic reasoning. In contemporary English, 'methodology' may reference theoretical or systematic aspects of a method (or several methods). Philosophy and economics also takes up methodology at the intersection of the two subjects.

It then explains the content and development of thought in methodology in relation to issues in economics

It then explains the content and development of thought in methodology in relation to issues in economics

Authored Book: Dow S (2002) Economic Methodology: An Inquiry. Oxford: Oxford University Press. y-9780198776123;jsessionid 78DB2DBCCBBD?cc gb〈 en&.

This book provides a historical introduction to the methodology of economics through the eyes of economists.

It then explains the content and development of thought in methodology in relation to issues in economics. This book provides a historical introduction to the methodology of economics through the eyes of economists. The story begins with John Stuart Mill's seminal essay from 1836 on the definition and method of political economy, which is then followed by an examination of how the actual practices of economists changed over time to such an extent that they not only altered their methods of enquiry, but also their self-perception as economists.

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Economic Methodology provides an accessible introduction to the subject-matter of and literature on the methodology of economics. It presents issues in economics in order to demonstrate the need for methodological awareness and debate. The core of the book then explains the content and development of thought in methodology in relation to issues in economics, with an especial emphasis on the most recent thinking in the area.
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This book deserves 0 stars.It is written by an economist who is ,at best,philosophically,logically and epistemologically illiterate.Dow(D)essentially believes in the old 19th century division of philosophers into two distinct camps.One camp is called (British)Empiricism.It is based on the work of Locke,Berkeley and Hume.The other camp is called (French)Rationalism.It is based on the work of Leibniz,Descrates and Spinoza.This camp should not be confused with the 18th century "rationalism" of Voltaire and Rousseau who were followers of Hume .D spends pp.78-115 and pp.126-145 on a discussion of the 19th century empiricism versus rationalism debate.The reader is told that rationalism is based on deductivism and empiricism is based on inductivism(p.147).D commits a severe error repeatedly when she makes the following nonsensical claim about Bertrand Russell:"...the rationalist philosopher,Bertrand Russell..."on p.21 of her book.She next talks about "...Bertrand Russell,the arch rationalist..."(p.154) and"...Russell's rationalism..."(p.154).D is confused,to say the least.Russell was a Platonist with respect to the existence of mathematical and logical entities.Thus,mathematics and logic is indispensable to science and these entities have an existence independent of the human mind.Galileo's statement that"mathematics is the language of nature"has a Platonic element built into it.However ,this type of mathematical Platonism is a far cry from being a rationalist or an arch rationalist.Russell himself is quite blunt in his final assessment of rationalism,made in the last book he wrote in 1959,titled "My Philosophical Development":"The method of Cartesian doubt,which appealed to me when I was young and may still serve as a tool in the work of logical dissection,no longer seems to me to have fundamental validity...I have come to accept the facts of sense,and the broad truth of science as things which the philosopher should take as data,since...it has a higher degree of probability than anything likely to be achieved in philosophical speculation."(1959,p.153)It should come as no surprise that Russell accepts Keynes's A Treatise on Probability view that induction is the best approach for the discovery of new scientific knowledge,even if only highly probable(1959,pp.142-153).In summary,a young ,inexperienced reader, without significant philosophical training,will absorb the huge number of errors that occur frequently throughout this book,thereby stunting his own philosophical development.Outside of J M Keynes's A Treatise on Probability and his father's earlier book,the interested book buyer is advised to skip any book on philosophy and methodology written by economists.There are just too many errors of omission and commission.The one exception is the recent (2001)book by H.Keuzenkamp,which requires a great deal of mathematical and statistical training.
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If Bertrand Russell was never a rationalist, why did he write a note entitled 'Why I am a rationalist'?

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Why is there a well-known text by Jim Herrick entitled: 'Bertrand Russell: the passionate Rationalist'?

Perhaps there has been some misunderstanding among Russell scholars, and Michael E. Brady is poised to correct it. However until then, such conflicts with the prevailing literature lead one to question the tenor of his review.

I found Dow's book rather thought-provoking.

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