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  1. The Origins of David Hume's Economics

    By Willie Henderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The book covers Hume’s biographical development; his self appraisal as a 'man of letters’; his philosophical writings with emphasis on their direct and indirect economic content; his self-aware criticism of his approach to the Treatise and the development of his rhetorical understanding of the...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Mind, Society, and Human Action

    Time and Knowledge in a Theory of Social Economy

    By Richard E. Wagner

    Series: Routledge Foundations of the Market Economy

    Economics originated as a branch of the humane studies that was concerned with trying to understand how some societies flourish while others stagnate, and also how once-flourishing societies could come to stagnate. Over the major part of the 20th century, however, economists mostly turned away from...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Freedom and Happiness in Economic Thought and Philosophy

    From Clash to Reconciliation

    Edited by Ragip Ege, Herrade Igersheim

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Starting from a distinction made by the American philosopher, John Rawls, in 2000 between two kinds of liberalism, "liberalism of freedom" and "liberalism of happiness", this book presents a range of articles by economists and philosophers debating the most fundamental aspects of the subject. These...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Themes in Geographic Thought (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Milton E. Harvey, Brian P. Holly

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Themes in Geographic Thought, first published in 1981, explores in breadth and depth the interrelationships among the history of Geography, geographic thought, and methodology, specifically focusing on the interactions between geographical research and various contemporary philosophical schools:...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Cambridge Revival of Political Economy

    By Nuno Ornelas Martins

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    The marginalist revolution of the late nineteenth century consolidated what Karl Marx and Piero Sraffa called ‘vulgar economy’, bringing with it an emphasis on a scarcity theory that replaced the classical surplus theory. However, the classical political economy of Adam Smith and David Ricardo has...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Empiricism, Explanation and Rationality

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Len & Roger Doyal & Harris

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1986. All students of social science must confront a number of important philosophical issues. This introduction to the philosophy of the social sciences provides coherent answers to questions about empiricism, explanation and rationality. It evaluates contemporary writings...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Reassessing the Paradigm of Economics

    Bringing Positive Economics Back into the Normative Framework

    By Valeria Mosini

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    When President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher adopted the neoliberal doctrine as the paradigm of economics, there was no evidence that the move would have been successful, but thirty years on, the recurrent crises that culminated in 2008 suggest a serious mis-match between expectations and...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Integrating Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Research

    Problems of Theory and Practice

    By Dominic Holland

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In this important new text, Holland seeks to explain, by means of social scientific and philosophical inquiry, the difficulties that researchers often experience when attempting to integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines, either individually or as part of a team of subject...

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Biologising the Social Sciences

    Challenging Darwinian and Neuroscience Explanations

    Edited by David Canter, David Turner

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    You can hardly open a paper or read an academic journal without some attempt to explain an aspect of human behaviour or experience by reference to neuroscience, biological or evolutionary processes. This ‘biologising’ has had rather a free ride until now, being generally accepted by the public at...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Liberality and Civilization (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1938, these lectures argue that liberality is the foundation of civilization. According to Gilbert Murray, civilization provides the surplus of security, leisure and wealth that makes liberality possible; a failure of liberality is the surest test of the failure of a civilization...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge