Title

Caveat Emptor: Economics and Contemporary Philosophy of Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1997

Publication Title

Philosophy of Science

Department

Economics

Abstract

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.

Volume

64

Issue

4

pp.

107-S116

ISSN

0031-8248