Title

What Economics is Not: An Economist’s Response to Rosenberg

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1984

Publication Title

Philosophy of Science

Department

Economics

Abstract

Alexander Rosenberg (1983) has argued, contrary to his previous work in the philosophy of economics, that economics is not science, and it is merely mathematics. The following paper argues that Rosenberg fails to demonstrate either of these two claims. The questions of the predictive weakness of modern economics and the cognitive standing of abstract economic theory are discussed in detail.

ISSN

0031-8248