Historical Epistemology & the History of Economics: Views Through the Lens of Practice
29 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2015 Last revised: 14 Mar 2017
Date Written: August 16, 2016
The history of economics has often been described as the “history of economic thought.” In this essay, I explore an alternative perspective that builds on the French tradition of historical epistemology and treats economics as a social practice. I argue that a practice-based view provides a more philosophically robust conception of historiography and a richer field of investigation for historians of economics.
Keywords: history of economics, historiography, historical epistemology, practice theory
JEL Classification: B00, A14, Z13
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