Series: Handbook of the Philosophy of Science

The Handbook of the Philosophy of Science is a comprehensive, multi-volume research collection with contributions from leading figures in all areas of the philosophy of science. The Handbook is the most extensive examination ever published of philosophical issues in the sciences, both basic and applied. As the major reference work in the field, the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science will be essential reading for researchers in all branches of the philosophy of science, as well as graduate students and senior undergraduates. It should also draw a large readership of scientists and their students who are interested in methodological issues that arise in their fields
Philosophy of Economics

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Volume . Philosophy of Economics

Published: 23rd April 2012

Part of the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series edited by:

Dov M. Gabbay King's College, London, UK;
Paul Thagard University of Waterloo, Canada; and
John Woods University of British Columbia, Canada.

Philosophy of Economics investigates the foundational concepts and methods of economics, the social science that analyzes the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. This groundbreaking collection, the most thorough treatment of the philosophy of economics ever published, brings together philosophers, scientists and historians to map out the central topics in the field. The articles are divided into two groups. Chapters in the first group deal with various philosophical issues characteristic of economics in general, including realism and Lakatos, explanation and testing, modeling and mathematics, political ideology and feminist epistemology. Chapters in the second group discuss particular methods, theories and branches of economics, including forecasting and measurement, econometrics and experimentation, rational choice and agency issues, game theory and social choice, behavioral economics and public choice, geographical economics and evolutionary economics, and finally the economics of scientific knowledge. This volume serves as a detailed introduction for those new to the field as well as a rich source of new insights and potential research agendas for those already engaged with the philosophy of economics.

Additional volumes


Philosophy of Linguistics

Published: 14th January 2012

Volume 16. Philosophy of Medicine

Published: 21st July 2011

Volume 11. Philosophy of Ecology

Published: 28th April 2011

Volume 10. Philosophy of Complex Systems

Published: 4th May 2011

Volume 7. Philosophy of Statistics

Published: 25th May 2011

Volume 6. Philosophy of Chemistry

Published: 1st November 2011

Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences

Published: 20th August 2009

Volume 7. Philosophy of Statistics

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Philosophy of Mathematics

Published: 11th June 2009

Philosophy of Information

Published: 10th November 2008

General Philosophy of Science: Focal Issues

Published: 18th July 2007

Philosophy of Biology

Published: 5th February 2007

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

Published: 27th October 2006

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Published: 23rd October 2006

Volume B. Philosophy of Physics

Published: 20th October 2006

Philosophy of Physics

Published: 20th October 2006

Volume A. Philosophy of Physics

Published: 20th October 2006

Philosophy of Logic

Published: 19th October 2006