Caveat Emptor: Economics and Contemporary Philosophy of Science

D. Wade Hands
1997 Philosophy of Science  
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more » ... Philosophy of Science. The relationship between economics and the philosophy of natural science has changed substantially during the last few years. What was once exclusively a one-way relationship from philosophy to economics now seems to be much closer to bilateral exchange. The purpose of this paper is to examine this new relationship. First, I document the change. Second, I examine the situation within contemporary philosophy of science in order to explain why economics might have its current appeal. Third, I consider some of the issues that might jeopardize the success of this philosophical project.
doi:10.1086/392591 fatcat:qty3vvjhlfgynfognhm72ty4oa