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Weintraub's Aims: A Brief Rejoinder

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 December 2008

Alexander Rosenberg
Affiliation:
University of California, Riverside

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Weintraub is not really interested in whether economics is “science” or not. “Economists are not so unsophisticated as to think that calling economics a ‘science’ says anything about what economists do or should do” (1987, p. 140). But can it really be a matter of indifference to him whether the subject has the character of chemistry as opposed to literary criticism?

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McCloskey, D. N. 1985. The Rhetoric of Economics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.Google Scholar
Rosenberg, A. 1986. “Lakatosian Consolations for Economics.” Economics and Philosophy 2:127139.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Weintraub, E. Roy. 1985. General Equilibrium Analysis: Studies in Appraisal. New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
Weintraub, E. Roy. 1987. “Rosenberg's ‘Lakatosian Consolations for Economists’: Comment.” Economics and Philosophy 3:139–42.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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