Donald N. McCloskey, Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics [Book Review]

Pragmatics and Cognition 4 (2):423-427 (1995)
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Abstract

A discussion of one of the three books by which McCloskey launched his own economic rhetoric. The main criticism is that McCloskey enlarged view of rhetoric is still not encompassing enough, being limited to rhetoric in the writing of economic literature, while leaving the function of metaphor and other tropes in the more basic processes of conceptualization, theory change, and construction of 'observed' phenomena.

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Sergio Volodia Marcello Cremaschi
Università Cattolica di Milano (PhD)

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