Top 10 Theory of Science Books for Economists

5 March, 2014 at 23:08 | Posted in Theory of Science & Methodology | 2 Comments

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• Archer, Margaret (1995). Realist social theory: the morphogenetic approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

• Bhaskar, Roy (1978). A realist theory of science. Hassocks: Harvester P.

• Cartwright, Nancy (1989). Nature’s capacities and their measurement. Oxford: Clarendon Press

• Chalmers, Alan  (2013). What is this thing called science?. 4th. ed. Buckingham: Open University Press

• Garfinkel, Alan (1981). Forms of explanation: rethinking the questions in social theory. New Haven: Yale U.P.

• Harré, Rom (1960). An introduction to the logic of the sciences. London: Macmillan

• Lawson, Tony (1997). Economics and reality. London: Routledge

• Lieberson, Stanley (1987). Making it count: the improvement of social research and theory. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press

• Lipton, Peter (2004). Inference to the best explanation. 2. ed. London: Routledge

• Miller, Richard (1987). Fact and method: explanation, confirmation and reality in the natural and the social sciences. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press

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  1. I agree with your list but don’t leave out Anthony Giddens, Talcott Parsons, or Neil Smelser. Their ideas are the foundations for these others.

  2. […] Top 10 Theory of Science Books for Economists & The one statistics book every economist ought to have read […]


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