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A Hermeneutic Approach to Economics: If Economics is Not Science, and if it is not Merely Mathematics, then What could it be?

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Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 21)

Abstract

From its inception, economics has been considered a science. For almost as long it has been under siege for clinging to what Arnold M. Rose once called “a prescientific psychology and sociology under which it happened to grow up” (1954, p. 209). The major critique is that economists fail to consider the context in which people live their lives.

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Social Economy Traditional Economic Hermeneutic Approach Conceptual World Liberation Theologian 
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