Internal vs. External Explanations: A New Perspective on the History of Economic Thought
Procesos de Mercado: Revista Europea de Economia Politica, Vol. 2, pp. 35-132, 2008
Posted: 3 Aug 2011
Date Written: 2008
The present paper is devoted to showing that all externalist explanations for truth in economics are false, but that if there any are used, it should not be the democratic one utilized by Rosen (1997). Rather, even though it is equally fallacious, it should the one proposed in the present paper: the last publication in a debate indicates the substantive winner.
Keywords: truth, economics, majority rule, democracy, debate, argument
JEL Classification: B0, B1, B2, B4
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