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Title: Consistency in Pluralism and the Role of Microfoundations
Authors: Dow, Sheila
Contact Email: s.c.dow@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Courvisanos, J
Doughney, J
Millmow, A
Citation: Dow S (2016) Consistency in Pluralism and the Role of Microfoundations. In: Courvisanos J, Doughney J, Millmow A (ed.). Reclaiming Pluralism in Economics: Essays in honour of John E. King. Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics, 31, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 32-46.
Keywords: consistency
pluralism
microfoundations
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Series/Report no.: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics, 31
Abstract: John King has made challenging contributions to our thinking in many areas. This paper focuses on two of these: the case for pluralism and the case against requiring macroeconomic theory to be expressed in terms of its microfoundations. The purpose of this paper is to explore further the relationship between the two, requiring discussion of the relationship between the different levels of philosophy, methodology, theory and reality. A particular focus is put on the role of the concept of consistency in these two papers. This concept is explored further here at different levels and according to different methodological approaches. The contrast is drawn between its meaning in classical logic and in human logic.
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/23344
Affiliation: Economics

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