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  1. Full-Spectrum Economics

    Toward an Inclusive and Emancipatory Social Science

    By Christian Arnsperger

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economics is essential in today’s world, and yet mainstream economists are increasingly under criticism for not taking into account sufficiently many dimensions of real life, such as political and moral values, human development, spirituality, and people’s widely shared aspiration to live more...

    Published April 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Moral Responsibility, Authenticity, and Education

    By Ishtiyaque Haji, Stefaan E. Cuypers

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    The primary purpose of this book is to explain the distinction, on the one hand, between indoctrination and education, and, on the other, between responsibility-subverting manipulation and mere causation. Both are elucidated by an appeal to common ground, an account of when our motivations and...

    Published April 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Economic Methodology and Freedom to Choose (Routledge Revivals)

    By Patrick O'Sullivan

    First published in 1987, Professor O'Sullivan's work provides an in depth philosophical examination of the foundations of method in Economics and other human sciences. The argument is unabashedly dialectical in the great Socratic-Platonic tradition, and the reissue will be very welcome to all...

    Published March 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Facts, Values and Objectivity in Economics

    Edited by José Castro Caldas, Vítor Neves

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Is Economics an ‘objective’ or ‘positive’ science, independent of ethical and political positions? The financial crisis that began in 2007 gave rise to renewed doubts regarding the ‘objectivity’ of economics and brought into the public arena a debate that was previously confined to academia. A...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Economics for Real

    Uskali Mäki and the Place of Truth in Economics

    Edited by Aki Lehtinen, Jaakko Kuorikoski, Petri Ylikoski

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    This book provides the first comprehensive and critical examination of Mäki’s realist philosophy of economics....

    Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. A History of Homo Economicus

    The Nature of the Moral in Economic Theory

    By William Dixon, David Wilson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    A key issue in economic discourse today is the relation (or lack of it) between economic behaviour and morality. Few (presumably) would want to deny that human beings are in some sense moral or ethical creatures, but the devil is in the detail. Should we think of economic behaviour as an...

    Published January 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Sex, Crime and Morality

    By Sharon Hayes, Belinda Carpenter, Angela Dwyer

    Over the last few decades, there has been a marked increase in media and debate surrounding a specific group of offences in modern Democratic nations which bear the brunt of the label ‘crimes against morality’. Included within this group are offences related to prostitution and pornography,...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Willan

  8. The End of Value-Free Economics

    Edited by Hilary Putnam, Vivian Walsh

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    This book brings together key players in the current debate on positive and normative science and philosophy and value judgements in economics. Both editors have engaged in these debates throughout their careers from its early foundations; Putnam as a doctorial student of Hans Reichenbach at UCLA...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Ecophilosophy in a World of Crisis

    Critical realism and the Nordic Contributions

    Edited by Roy Bhaskar, Petter Naess, Karl Georg Høyer

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Building on its origins at a seminar in Oslo organized by two of the editors, this book combines classic texts of Nordic ecophilosophy and the original contributions of those influenced by this tradition to present the view that critical realism is indeed a worthy intellectual tradition to...

    Published September 28th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Models, Simulations, and Representations

    Edited by Paul Humphreys, Cyrille Imbert

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    Although scientific models and simulations differ in numerous ways, they are similar in so far as they are posing essentially philosophical problems about the nature of representation. This collection is designed to bring together some of the best work on the nature of representation being done by...

    Published August 11th 2011 by Routledge