JEM179 - History and Methodology of Economics

Kredit: 5
Role předmětu: Anglicky
Bakalářský - povinně volitelný
Bakalářský - vše
BEF - elective
Semestr - zimní
Garanti: Mgr. Michal Paulus
Stránky kurzu: JEM179
Literatura: Textbooks:
Backhouse, R. (2002). The ordinary business of life: A history of economics from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. Princeton University Press.
Boumans, M., and Davis, J. B. (2015). Economic methodology: Understanding economics as a science. Palgrave Macmillan.
Reiss, J. (2013), Philosophy of economics: a contemporary introduction.
Screpanti, E. and Stefano Z. (1993). An Outline of the History of Economic Thought, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Each lecture is provided with several types of additional reading: original texts of discussed authors and secondary literature. Students are expected to read compulsory papers.

Complete list of compulsory and supplementary papers for each lecture and all other relevant course information can be found in detailed guidelines in the SIS.
Popis: The course aims to explain key methodological revolutions within economic theory leading to the modern mathematical economics. We provide participants with a basic understanding of the most important concepts from philosophy of science which have influenced economic methodology and practice of economists. In general, we are primarily interested in the mathematization of economics. We discuss the impact of philosophy and other sciences on this development, the consequences of this trend or philosophical debates within economics reflecting the mathematical nature of modern economics.


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