The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 225, Issue 17–18, pp 3121–3125 | Cite as

Can economics afford not to become natural science?

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  1. Discussion and Debate: Can Economics be a Physical Science?


I address here the reverse and more general question: “Can economics afford not to become a natural science?”. I argue that epistemologically economics can only belong to, and join eventually, the natural sciences, avoiding its charming literary proses on history of mankind employing seemingly scientific postures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia

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