Epistemology of the Economy: Comments from Robert Nozick

15 Pages Posted: 3 May 2010

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Fernando Estrada

Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

Date Written: April 29, 2010

Abstract

In this paper we have presented arguments for simplicity as epistemological criterion of economic research. In particular, have been important aspects that show how the tradition of the theory, to make principle simplicity to represent many empirical data of experience or information, was one of the goals set by the fathers of the discipline: Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, and Jeremy Bentham.

Keywords: Economy theory, epistemology, history of economy, public election, Robert Nozick

JEL Classification: A2, A12, A20, B0, B1, B4, B41, B00

Suggested Citation

Estrada, Fernando, Epistemology of the Economy: Comments from Robert Nozick (April 29, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1598011 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1598011

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