Disputed (Disciplinary) Boundaries : Philosophy, Economics and Value Judgments

History of Economic Ideas 24 (3):187-221 (2016)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
The paper aims to address the following two questions: what kind of discourse is that which attempt to found or defend the autonomy or the boundaries of a discipline? Why do such discourses tend to turn into normative, dogmatic-excommunicating discourses between disciplines, schools or scholars? I will argue that an adequate answer may be found if we conceive disciplines as dogmatics, where such discourses often take the form of a discourse on the foundation of a discipline, a foundation in the name of which the scholar speaks and with which he/she entertains an identity relationship. To this purpose I will re-examine the methodological discourses of (and debates between) Pareto, Croce and Einaudi on the demarcation issue between philosophy, economics and value-judgments as highly instructive to understand such issues.
Keywords
No keywords specified (fix it)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
SILDDB
Upload history
Archival date: 2020-06-07
View other versions
Added to PP index
2020-06-07

Total views
50 ( #50,440 of 58,312 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
26 ( #28,942 of 58,312 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.