Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/172308
Authors: 
Caldwell, Bruce
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper 2017-16
Abstract: 
In 1982 my book Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the Twentieth Century was published. At the 2017 History of Economics society meeting, a session was held to mark the 35th anniversary of that event. Papers by Wade Hands, Kevin Hoover, Tony Lawson, and the trio Peter Boettke, Solomon Stein and Virgil Storr were prepared. In this paper, I respond by reflecting on how I came to write Beyond Positivism and on the state of the field of economic methodology at the time, and then commenting briefly on each of the papers noted above.
Subjects: 
positivism
methodology of economics
philosophy of science
methodological pluralism
instrumentalism
theory choice
Karl Popper
Friedrich Hayek
complex phenomena
basic economic reasoning
JEL: 
B2
B25
B4
B41
B53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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