Epistemology of the Economy: Comments from Robert Nozick
15 Pages Posted: 3 May 2010
Date Written: April 29, 2010
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
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