Caveat Emptor: Economics and Contemporary Philosophy of Science
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.
Hands, D W. "Caveat Emptor: Economics and Contemporary Philosophy of Science." Philosophy of Science. 64 (1997). Print.