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  1. Philosophy of Mathematics and Economics Reconsidered

    New Directions for Economics Methodology

    Edited by Thomas Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    Economic methodology has been dominated by developments in the philosophy of science. This book’s central thesis is that a great deal can be gained by refocusing attention on developments in the philosophy of mathematics, in particular those that took place over the course of the twentieth century....

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. A History of Irish Economic Thought

    Edited by Thomas Boylan, Renee Prendergast, John Turner

    Series: The Routledge History of Economic Thought

    For a country that can boast a distinguished tradition of political economy from Sir William Petty through Swift, Berkeley, Hutcheson, Burke and Cantillon through to that of Longfield, Cairnes, Bastable, Edgeworth, Geary and Gorman, it is surprising that no systematic study of Irish political...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Hahn and Economic Methodology

    By Thomas Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Hahn on Methodology: The Quest for Understanding addresses two fundamental questions: (i) what is distinctive about economic theorising?; (ii) what is the cognitive value of the outcome of this activity of economic theorising, i.e. economic theory. We will argue that for Hahn, economic theorising...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Political Economy and Colonial Ireland

    The Propagation and Ideological Functions of Economic Discourse in the Nineteenth Century

    By Thomas Boylan, Tadhg Foley

    `I believe that next to good Religious education, a sound knowledge of Political Economy would tend as much to tranquilize this country, if not more, than any other branch of knowledge that can be taught in schools.' - Cork Schools Inspector, 1853 In a nineteenth century Ireland that was divided...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Popper and Economic Methodology

    Contemporary Challenges

    Edited by Thomas Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    This new book, under the impressive editorship of Thomas Boylan and Paschal O'Gorman, explores a number of major themes central to the work of Karl Popper. The tensions that have resulted from Popperian thought are well documented. How can mainstream orthodox economics be falsifiable while...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Economics, Rational Choice and Normative Philosophy

    Edited by Thomas Boylan, Ruvin Gekker

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Following Amartya Sen’s insistence to expand the framework of rational choice theory by taking into account ‘non-utility information,’ economists, political scientists and philosophers have recently concentrated their efforts in analysing the issues related to rights, freedom, diversity intentions...

    Published April 15th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Beyond Rhetoric and Realism in Economics

    Towards a Reformulation of Methodology

    By Thomas Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Boylan and O'Gorman inject a fresh empiricist voice into the recent debates in economic methodology.... praise the book for its careful scholarship, its intellectual novelty and its familiarity with existing methodological literature." D. Wade Hands, University of Puget Sound, USA...

    Published June 8th 1995 by Routledge

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