Science Is Epistemology

  • Adolfo FigueroaEmail author


Economics is a science that deals with the social world, which is a highly complex reality. Then, the more fundamental is the role of epistemology in the development of scientific knowledge in economics—and in the social sciences in general. Unified theory of capitalism has been developed following the rules of the alpha–beta research method, which has logically been derived from the composite epistemology, which in turn is a combination of the epistemologies of abstract process and falsificationism. Therefore, the accepted validity of unified theory—including its relative superiority to standard economics—depends on the logical validity of the alpha–beta method. Some further elaborations and clarifications on the properties of the alpha–beta method are then presented in this essay.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentPontifical Catholic University of PeruLima, LimaPeru

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