Title

Introspection, Revealed Preference, And Neoclassical Economics: A Critical Response To Don Ross On The Robbins-samuelson Argument Pattern

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2008

Publication Title

Journal Of The History Of Economic Thought (cambridge University Press)

Department

Economics

Abstract

The author questions the general argument presented by Don Ross in his book "Economic Theory and Cognitive Science" regarding the nature, significance and scientific adequacy of neoclassical economics, particularly the relationship between neoclassical theory and contemporary cognitive science. The author specifically addresses Ross' defense of the so-called Lionel Robbins and Paul Samuelson argument pattern (RASP). According to the author, the patterns are real but they change with time, technology, evolution, social interests and others.

Volume

30

Issue

4

pp.

453-478

ISSN

1053-8372