Microeconomic Laws

A Philosophical Analysis

This is a valuable book from which much can be learned. The comparisons between economics and physics are skillfully and convincingly managed. . . . A first rate discussion of economics and ideology that is well worth reading.
Philosophy of Science

Rosenberg applies current thinking in philosophy of science to neoclassical economics in order to assess its claims to scientific standing. Although philosophers have used history and psychology as paradigms for the examination of social science, there is good reason to believe that economics is a more appropriate subject for analysis: it is the most systematized and quantified of the social sciences; its practitioners have reached a measure of consensus on important aspects of their subject; and it encompasses a large number of apparently law-like propositions.

256 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

July, 1976

isbn : 9780822984559

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Alexander Rosenberg

Alexander Rosenberg is chair and R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University.

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