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Ontic Structural REalism and Economics

Ross, Don (2006) Ontic Structural REalism and Economics. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Ontic structural realism (OSR) as defended in the philosophy of science literature to date is crucially motivated by premises citing empirical discoveries of fundamental physics. To this extent its potential to furnish a general metaphysics for science will appear limited. However, this paper argues that OSR also provides a good account of the progress that has been achieved over the decades in a highly formalized special science, economics. Furthermore, it is claimed, this has a basis in the ontology presupposed by economic theory, and is not just an artifact of the fact that economic theory is formalized.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Ross, Don
Additional Information: Paper presented at symposium on Ontic Structural Realism and Special Sciences, PSA 2006
Keywords: structuralism, economics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Economics
Depositing User: Don Ross
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 3045

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