Schumpeter and the idea of social science : a metatheoretical study / Yuichi Shionoya
- Shionoya, Yūichi, 1932-2015
- Uniform Title:
- Shumpēta-teki shikō. English
- Additional Titles:
- Schumpeter & the Idea of Social Science
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- 1. Introduction -- 2. Schumpeter and his surroundings: an overview -- 3. The scope and methods of Schumpeter's research program -- 4. The sociology of science and Schumpeter's ideology -- 5. The economic methodology of instrumentalism -- 6. Static economics as an exact science -- 7. The theory of economic development as a midpoint -- 8. A methodology of economic sociology -- 9. Economic sociology as an evolutionary science -- 10. The historical world of economics -- 11. Value judgments and political economy -- 12. Conclusion: Schumpeterian synthesis.
- This book is a comprehensive investigation of the work of Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), one of the great economists of the twentieth century. In this study, Yuichi Shionoya highlights Schumpeter's methodological views and emphasizes his ideal of a universal social science. Taking on board all aspects of his work, he reconstructs a system which encompasses theory (economic statics, economic dynamics, economic sociology) and metatheory (philosophy of science, history and sociology of science). The originality of Schumpeter's work - which the author calls the two-structure approach to the evolution of mind and society - is examined in the light of the intellectual field in Germany and Austria in the early twentieth century. This book is a major contribution to the history of economic thought.
- 9780511521959 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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