Philosophy in Economics

Papers Deriving from and Related to a Workshop on Testability and Explanation in Economics held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979

  • Joseph C. Pitt

Part of the The University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Joseph C. Pitt
    Pages 1-4
  3. Daniel M. Hausman
    Pages 17-32
  4. Alexander Rosenberg
    Pages 47-61
  5. E. F. McClennen
    Pages 93-109
  6. Deborah Mayo
    Pages 175-203
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-212

About this book


The essays in this volume are the result of a workshop held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in April, 1979. The assembled group was diverse, comprised of philosophers, economists, and statisticians. But it was not the complete group on which we had initially planned. Richard Rudner was in France on sabbatical and was unable to fly back for the occa­ sion. His untimely death the following summer saddened us all, for we lost not just a colleague but a friend. This book is dedicated to him out of the spirit of friendship and in appreciation for the ground breaking work he did in the philosophy of the social sciences. In addition to the participants, a number of people worked very hard to make our gathering possible. We are especially indebted to Dean Henry Bauer, Dean Ernie Stout and Dean John Ballweg of the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Tech for their good will and support, both moral and substantive. We would also like to thank Professor Guy Hammond, Head, Department of Philosophy and Religion, for his council and assistance. Our special thanks to Jeanne Keister and Betty Davis for their patience with unending typing and reservations, and finally to Barbara Kersey, always at hand, ever helpful. Without them nothing would have transpired.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph C. Pitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and ReligionVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8396-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8394-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-659X
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