Theoretical and practical reason in economics : capacities by Ricardo F. Crespo

By Ricardo F. Crespo

The purpose of the ebook is to argue for the recovery of theoretical and useful cause to economics. It offers Nancy Cartwright and Amartya Sen{u2019}s principles as instances of this recovery and sees Aristotle as a power on their proposal. It seems at how we will be able to use those principles to strengthen a priceless realizing of sensible reason behind fixing concrete difficulties in technology and society. Cartwright{u2019}s Read more...

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4 Socio-Eco­nomic Machines 31 She also speaks about the derived nature of social capac­i­ties. , under­ly­ing struc­tures that can be altered. Thus the social field entails a spe­cial kind of NM, a socio-eco­nomic machine (Cart­wright 2001 and 2002). These socioeco­nomic machines, given the nature of the econ­omy, should be highly local: they are asso­ci­a­tions “gen­er­ated by par­tic­u­lar social and eco­nomic struc­tures and sus­ cep­ti­ble to change by change in these struc­tures” (Cart­wright 2002, p.

Let us explain why eco­nomic mod­els are not like this. Unlike phys­ics, Cart­wright notes, eco­nom­ics has very few uncon­tro­ver­sial prin­ ci­ples or basic—not derived—capac­it­ies at its dis­posal. In eco­nomic mod­els we thus use only a few prin­ci­ples (usu­ally, the max­i­miz­ing prin­ci­ple). Then, given that pau­city of eco­nomic prin­ci­ples with seri­ous empir­i­cal con­tent, eco­nomic mod­els need to make many unre­al­is­tic assump­tions “in just the wrong way” (2007a, p. 78, 2009, p.

In sum, socio-eco­nomic machines assume gen­eral prin­ci­ples but need to be local, adapted to the con­di­tions and insti­tu­tional arrange­ments of each sit­ua­ ­tion. That is, the stress of Julian Re­iss (2008a) in a more evi­dence-based meth­od­ol­ogy is highly rel­e­vant. How­ever, as men­tioned, the broader the insti­tu­tions, the more universal in their appli­ca­bil­ity, because, in fact, insti­tu­tions are prac­ti­cally-designed devices that insert pre­dict­abil­ity into the realm of haz­ard and free­dom.

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