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Title: Geoff Hodgson on Pluralism and Historical Specificity
Author(s): Dow, Sheila C
Editor(s): Gagliardi, Francesca
Gindis, David
Citation: Dow SC (2019) Geoff Hodgson on Pluralism and Historical Specificity. In: Gagliardi F & Gindis D (eds.) Institutions and Evolution of Capitalism: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey M. Hodgson. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 14-28.
Keywords: pluralism
Issue Date: 2019
Date Deposited: 15-Nov-2020
Abstract: Geoff Hodgson has made a variety of innovative contributions to thinking about the methodology of economics. Here two particular contributions are considered together: his advocacy of pluralism at different levels and his concern with historical specificity. We first explore his argument for specificity in terms of a pluralist ontology. We then consider his argument for methodological pluralism as contributing to an abductive methodology. We discuss this methodology as a basis for some generalities in theorising and discuss the potential further contribution that can be made by a pluralist ontology.
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Institutions and Evolution of Capitalism: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey M. Hodgson (ed. by Francesca Gagliardi and David Gindis), copyright Edward Elgar Publishing. The original publication is available at: The only uses of this work permitted are private study or research.
DOI Link: 10.4337/9781785365003

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