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dc.contributor.authorHillinger, Claudeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:06:08Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:06:08Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationEconomics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal 2 2008-2 1-70 doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2008-2-
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2008-2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18015-
dc.description.abstractThis paper has two sources: One is my own research in three broad areas: business cycles, economic measurement and social choice. In all of these fields I attempted to apply the basic precepts of the scientific method as it is understood in the natural sciences. I found that my effort at using natural science methods in economics was met with little understanding and often considerable hostility. I found economics to be driven less by common sense and empirical evidence, than by various ideologies that exhibited either a political or a methodological bias, or both. This brings me to the second source: Several books have appeared recently that describe in historical terms the ideological forces that have shaped either the direct areas in which I worked, or a broader background. These books taught me that the ideological forces in the social sciences are even stronger than I imagined on the basis of my own experiences. The scientific method is the antipode to ideology. I feel that the scientific work that I have done on specific, long standing and fundamental problems in economics and political science have given me additional insights into the destructive role of ideology beyond the history of thought orientation of the works I will be discussing.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofserieseconomics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal 2008-2en_US
dc.subject.jelD71en_US
dc.subject.jelD6en_US
dc.subject.jelC50en_US
dc.subject.jelE32en_US
dc.subject.jelB40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordBusiness cyclesen_US
dc.subject.keywordhistory of economic thoughten_US
dc.subject.keywordideologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordscienceen_US
dc.subject.keywordvotingen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare measurementen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialwissenschaften_US
dc.subject.stwIdeologieen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenschaftliche Methodeen_US
dc.subject.stwKritiken_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Wohlfahrtsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwDogmengeschichteen_US
dc.titleScience and Ideology in Economic, Political and Social Thoughten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.ppn558059546en_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/journalarticles/2008-2-
dc.rights.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifweej:6985-
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