Keywords in the integration of the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Duhs, L. Alan (2009) Keywords in the integration of the Humanities and the Social Sciences. International Journal of the Humanities, 7 3: 11-22.


Author Duhs, L. Alan
Title Keywords in the integration of the Humanities and the Social Sciences
Journal name International Journal of the Humanities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-9508
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 11
End page 22
Total pages 12
Editor Mary Kalantzis
Tom Nairn
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Common Ground
Language eng
Subject C1
149903 Heterodox Economics
140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
Abstract Amongst the social sciences economics in particular lays claim to a rigorous scientific paradigm. Economists nonetheless disagree in relation to contentious policy issues. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the way in which implicit philosophical positions are incorporated into contending schools of economic thought by the particular definitions given to a select few keywords (such as freedom, rationality, equality, justice, man and teleology). The case argued in this paper is that economics cannot be well taught without appreciation of both the history of economic thought and the history of political philosophy i.e. without better integration of the humanities and the social sciences.
Keyword Implicit a Prioris
Economic Philosophy
Freedom
Ethics and Economics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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