Is economic philosophy a subject worth teaching?

Duhs, L. A. (2006) Is economic philosophy a subject worth teaching?. Australasian Journal of Economics Education, 3 1/2: 90-110.

Author Duhs, L. A.
Title Is economic philosophy a subject worth teaching?
Journal name Australasian Journal of Economics Education
ISSN 1448-448X
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 3
Issue 1/2
Start page 90
End page 110
Total pages 21
Editor M. Alauddin
A. Duhs
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher University of Queensland, School of Economics
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
340201 Agricultural Economics
729999 Economic issues not elsewhere classified
Abstract Economic philosophy is anything but a part of the mainstream diet in the course of an economics education. Yet there are those – including occasional Nobel prizewinners – who argue that an understanding of economic philosophy is absolutely fundamental to an understanding of economics, of why economists disagree and of why “economic rationalists” are often derided by those from other professional backgrounds. The argument put in this paper is that many social science debates hinge more on the values or social philosophy implicitly involved than on technical matters of economic 'science', and that a nuanced understanding of economics requires that each school of thought be traced back to its foundations in terms of its implicit economic philosophy a prioris.
Keyword Economic philosophy
A priori commitments
Teaching economic
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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