By Benjamin Balak
The rhetoric of economics has lengthy claimed medical objectivity, but the past due, nice economist Joan Robinson argued that ‘the function of learning economics isn't really to procure a suite of ready-made solutions to monetary questions, yet to profit the way to keep away from being deceived by way of economists.’ This exact ebook examines using rhetoric in economics, targeting the paintings of Deirdre McCloskey and different significant fiscal philosophers.
McCloskey is among the such a lot recognizable names in economics, but this is often the 1st genuine try to examine her paintings in ebook shape. She perspectives economics as a language that makes use of the entire rhetorical units of daily dialog, and her debatable point of view on judging economics via aesthetic and literary criteria has been highly influential.
Utilizing the perspectives of Derrida and Foucualt among others, Benjamin Balak analyzes McCloskey’s significant texts and seriously evaluates the linguistic, literary and philosophical techniques they introduce. This lengthy late exam of the methodological and philosophical results of McCloskey’s paintings should be of curiosity to philosophers and economists alike.
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