Turning to Reality? A Review Essay on Tony Lawson's Reorienting Economics

13 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2014

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This essays explores various aspects of Tony Lawson's claim that the discipline of economics would benefit from a more explicit, systematic and sustained concern with ontology, that is with (philosophical analysis of) the nature of (what exists in) the social world, than it has hitherto displayed.

Keywords: Social ontology, critical realism, heterodox economics, Austrian economics.

JEL Classification: B00, B40, B41

Suggested Citation

Lewis, Paul Andrew, Turning to Reality? A Review Essay on Tony Lawson's Reorienting Economics (2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2537716 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2537716

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