Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jason Smith — What to theorize when your theory's rejected

I was part of an epic Twitter thread yesterday, initially drawn in to a conversation about whether the word "mainstream" (vs "heterodox") was used in natural sciences (to which I said: not really, but the concept exists). There was one sub-thread that asked a question that is really more a history of science question (I am not a historian of science, so this is my own distillation of others' work as well a couple of my undergrad research papers).
Useful relative to philosophy of science and history of science, as well as foundations of economics. Philosophy of science makes use of the history of science.

It is also relevant to the orthodox and heterodox debate in economics.

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What to theorize when your theory's rejected
Jason Smith

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