|Appears in Collections:||Economics Book Chapters and Sections|
|Title:||Geoff Hodgson on Pluralism and Historical Specificity|
|Author(s):||Dow, Sheila C|
|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. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785365003|
|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.|
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