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Wie erklärt man mit unsichtbaren Händen? / How Can Invisible Hands Explain?

Kuehne, Ulrich J. (1997) Wie erklärt man mit unsichtbaren Händen? / How Can Invisible Hands Explain? UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    The article presents a survey of what is meant in the social sciences by an "invisible hand explanation", dealing in special with the ideas of Bernard Mandeville, Adam Smith, Carl Menger, Friedrich August von Hayek, Robert Nozick and Edna Ullmann-Margalit, and evaluates whether these explanations meet the standards of sound scientific arguments. The answer is affirmative with two different kinds of invisible hand explanations (IHE), the "causal-mechanical"-IHE and the "functional-evolutionary"-IHE.


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    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
    Depositing User: Ulrich J. Kuehne
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3499
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3499

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