Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/179556
Authors: 
Ribas Cavalieri, Marco Antonio
de Lima, Iara Vigo
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] EconomiA [ISSN:] 1517-7580 [Volume:] 14 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 3-4 [Pages:] 199-213
Abstract: 
This paper explores some ontological and epistemological conditions of the emergence of the Veblenian system of political economy. For that, we refer to Foucault's archaeology of political economy, since it offers insights into some of the relations that help us to understand the underlying structure of thought in Veblen's historical intellectual context. Considering Foucault's archaeology as a reference, it is possible to understand how Veblen, inspired by the epistemological conditions that political economy shared with biology, constructed a unique method in economic thought, thus overcoming what was at that time one of its main characteristics: teleology.
Abstract (Translated): 
Este artigo explora algumas condições ontológicas e epistemológicas da emergência do sistema vebleniano de economia política. Para tal, recorre-se à Arqueologia da Economia Política de Foucault, uma vez que ela pode oferecer insights a respeito da estrutura basilar do contexto intelectual em que Veblen criou seu sistema. Tomando essa arqueologia foulcadiana como referência, é possível entender como Veblen, inspirado pelas condições epistemológicas que a economia política dividia com a biologia, construiu uma metodologia peculiar para o pensamento econômico, ultrapassando uma das principais da economia política de seu tempo: a teleologia.
Subjects: 
Thorstein Veble
Institutional economics
Michel Foucault
Archaeology of knowledge
Teleology in economics
JEL: 
B15
B31
B41
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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