Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sheila Dow on “Why Economists Think How They Think”

A brief video interview here with Sheila Dow on economic theory, and David Hume.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Dow nails it. Absolutely what Hume was all about. I read his descendents -- and the empiricists will go crazy at me here -- as being the post-strucutralists and deconstructionists. Very few economists have adequate grasped the revolution of philosophy that took place in the 1950s and 1960s. Better to leave them in the English Lit departments, right?

    Anyway, for those interested Mirowski -- who comes from this background -- takes the behaviorist roboticists to tasks rather well here (with an intro written by yours truly, of course...):