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dc.contributor.editorRóna, Peter
dc.contributor.editorZsolnai, László
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T08:59:51Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T08:59:51Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier1007155
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23006
dc.description.abstractThis open access book provides an exploration of the consequences of the ontological differences between natural and social objects (sometimes described as objects of nature and objects of thought) in the workings of causal and agency relationships. One of its important and possibly original conclusions is that causal and agency relationships do not encompass all of the dependent relationships encountered in social life. The idea that social reality is contingent has been known (and largely undisputed) at least since Wittgenstein’s “On Certainty”, but social science, and most notably economics has continued to operate on the basis of causal and agency theories borrowed or adapted from the natural sciences. This volume contains essays that retain and justify the partial or qualified use of this approach and essays that totally reject any use of causal and agency theory built on determined facts (closed systems).The rejection is based on the possibly original claim that, whereas causation in the objects of the natural sciences reside in their properties, human action is a matter of intentionality. It engages with critical realist theory and re-examines the role of free will in theories of human action in general and economic theory in particular.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVirtues and Economics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPJ Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPS Social & political philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCZ Economic history
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy
dc.subject.otherOntology
dc.subject.otherEconomic history
dc.subject.otherEthnology
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy and social sciences
dc.subject.otherSociology
dc.titleAgency and Causal Explanation in Economics
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-26114-6
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.pages171
oapen.place.publicationCham


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