Limits of Economic and Social Knowledge

  • Stephen J. DeCanio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 209-250

About this book


The book aims to show that the deterministic vision embodied in conventional economic modelling is neither consistent with nor supported by the state of the art in mathematics, logic, and physical science. DeCanio recognizes that economic agents are intrinsically free and somewhat unpredictable, which is essential for economic and social theory.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen J. DeCanio
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47591-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37193-5
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