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Social Ontology and Modern Economics Ed by Stephen Pratten

Contributor(s): Pratten, Stephen [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Economics as Social Theory. Publisher: Oxon Routledge 2015Description: 588p.ISBN: 9780415858298.Subject(s): Ontology | Phenomenological Sociology | Modern EconomicsDDC classification: 111
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Part I: The Cambridge Approach to Social Ontology
1. A Conception of Social Ontology
2. Quine and the Ontology turn in Economics
3. The Scope of Ontology Theorising

Part II: Traditions and Projects
4. The Nature of Heterodox Economics
5. Economics as Progress. the LSE Approach to Economics Modelling and Critical Realism as Programmes for Research
6. An Evolutionary Economics? On Borrowing from Evolutionary Biology
7. Structure, Agency and Causality in Post-revival Austrian Economics. Tensions and Resolutions

Part III: Interventions in the History of Economic thought
8. Smith and Newton. some Methodological Issues Concerning General Economic Equilibrium Theory
9. Metatheory as the key to Understanding. Schumpeter after Shionoya
10. Order without Equilibrium. a Critical Realist Interpretation of Hayek’s Notion of Spontaneous Order

Part IV: Method
11. Method of Abstraction and Isolation in Modern Economics
12. Applied Economics, Contrast Explantion and Asymmetric Information

Part V: Ethics
13. Critical Ethical Naturalism. An Orientation to Ethics
14. Realism, Universalism and Capabilities

Part VI: Elaborating Conceptions of Social Realty
15. Ontology and the Study of Social Reality. Emergence, Organisation, Community, Power, Social Relations, Corporations, Artefacts and Money
16. Open and Close System and The Cambridge School
17. The Nature of Gender
18. Technological Objects, Social Positions, and the Transformational Model of Social Activity
19. Technology and the Extension of Human Capability
20. What is an Institution?

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