Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141825
Authors: 
Heise, Arne
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Zentrum für Ökonomische und Soziologische Studien 51
Abstract: 
The state of contemporary economics had been a subject of discussion even before the most recent global financial crisis. The one-sidedness of the discipline has frequently been lamented and calls are often made for its pluralisation. Nevertheless, there is neither a consensus over the form of pluralism that is required (whether this is a theory, method, or paradigm pluralism, for example), nor agreement among economists over the underlying diagnosis of a lack of pluralism. Even the justification for this pluralistic norm - i.e. whether it should be seen in terms of an ethics of fairness and tolerance or as the imperative of academic freedom - remains disputed and is often unclear. The present paper aims to shed some light on these ambiguities.
Subjects: 
pluralism
philosophy of science
heterodoxy
orthodoxy
mainstream
JEL: 
B40
B41
B50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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