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The Resource Agency and causal explanation in economics, Peter Róna, László Zsolnai, editors

Agency and causal explanation in economics, Peter Róna, László Zsolnai, editors

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Agency and causal explanation in economics
Title
Agency and causal explanation in economics
Statement of responsibility
Peter Róna, László Zsolnai, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This 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
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
330
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB72
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Róna, Peter
  • Zsolnai, László.
Series statement
Virtues and economics,
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economics
  • Ontology
  • History of Economic Thought/Methodology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Sociological Theory
Label
Agency and causal explanation in economics, Peter Róna, László Zsolnai, editors
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I Theory -- Nadine Elzein: Free Will and Empirical Arguments for Epiphenomenalism -- Stephen Pratten: Causality, Agency and Change -- Jason Blakely: How Economics Becomes Ideology: The Uses and Abuses of Rational Choice Theory -- William Child: Economics, Agency, and Causal Explanation -- Part II Praxis -- Richard Conrad and Peter Hunter: Why Aquinas Would Agree That Human Economic Behaviour Is Largely Predictable -- Paul Clough: Agency, Time and Morality: An Argument from Social and Economic Anthropology -- Scott Meikle: The Switch from Agency to Causation in Marx -- Margaret S. Archer: Social Morphogenesis: Critical Realism?s Explanatory Approach -- Jonathan Price: Grotius?s Theological anthropology and modern contract doctrine
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 171 pages. 2 illustrations)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030261139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-26114-6
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-26
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783030261146
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preservation
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • on1127390310
  • (OCoLC)1127390310
Label
Agency and causal explanation in economics, Peter Róna, László Zsolnai, editors
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I Theory -- Nadine Elzein: Free Will and Empirical Arguments for Epiphenomenalism -- Stephen Pratten: Causality, Agency and Change -- Jason Blakely: How Economics Becomes Ideology: The Uses and Abuses of Rational Choice Theory -- William Child: Economics, Agency, and Causal Explanation -- Part II Praxis -- Richard Conrad and Peter Hunter: Why Aquinas Would Agree That Human Economic Behaviour Is Largely Predictable -- Paul Clough: Agency, Time and Morality: An Argument from Social and Economic Anthropology -- Scott Meikle: The Switch from Agency to Causation in Marx -- Margaret S. Archer: Social Morphogenesis: Critical Realism?s Explanatory Approach -- Jonathan Price: Grotius?s Theological anthropology and modern contract doctrine
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 171 pages. 2 illustrations)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030261139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-26114-6
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-26
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783030261146
Reformatting quality
preservation
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1127390310
  • (OCoLC)1127390310

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