Monday, January 28, 2008

The Philosophy of Economics

If we accept that there is a disconnect between the prior beliefs of economics students on what economics is and the real basis of the discipline, I think the quickest way to make a change would be to make a course in the philosophy of economics compulsory.

This is a pretty long piece (from an encyclopedia of philosophy no less), but it's just an excellent overview of some of the things a course like that would cover. It's certainly not uncontroversial though. I hope I can talk about some of these things soon.

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