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Title: Rationality and Rhetoric in Smith and Keynes
Authors: Dow, Sheila
Contact Email: s.c.dow@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Favretti, RR
Sandri, G
Scazzieri, R
Citation: Dow S (1999) Rationality and Rhetoric in Smith and Keynes. In: Favretti RR, Sandri G, Scazzieri R (ed.). Incommensurability and Translation, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. 189-200.
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Abstract: First paragraph: The study of rhetoric in economics has blossomed in recent years under the leadership of McCloskey (1983, 1986, 1994). She has encouraged a consciousness of the language used to persuade, and of the difference between official and unofficial discourse. Thus, in their official discourse, economists use a particular formal language to express ideas. But, McCloskey argues, ideas are formed and conveyed through an unofficial discourse which is informal. This puts in a different light the difference which Blaug (1980; 1992) had identified between the methodology which economists profess and that which they practise. While Blaug chastises economists for not living up to their professed methodology, McCloskey notes the difference and encourages economists to explore their unofficial discourse.
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Incommensurability and Translation (ed.by RR Favretti, G Sandri, and R Scazzieri), copyright Edward Elgar Publishing. The original publication is available at: http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?currency=US&id=1606 The only uses of this work permitted are private study or research.
Type: Part of book or chapter of book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22699
URL: http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?currency=US&id=1606
Affiliation: Economics

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