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Title: Tony Lawson and the history of economic thought
Authors: Lourenço, Diogo
Moura, Mário Graça
Keywords: Tony Lawson
Cambridge social ontology
History of economic thought
Austrian economics
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Lourenço, D., & Moura, M. G. (2020). Tony Lawson and the history of economic thought. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 44, 991–1011. Doi: 10.1093/cje/beaa030. Disponível no Repositório UPT,
Abstract: Tony Lawson’s writings, including those in the history of economics, have an ontological orientation. Several scholars influenced by him likewise practice an ontologically oriented history of economic thought. However, the programme for this sort of history has not been explicitly articulated. In the present paper, we argue that Lawson’s The nature of heterodox economics contains implicitly an ontologically oriented programme in the history of economic thought. We also illustrate the achievements of this programme by reviewing the writings on the later Austrians by Lawson and his associates. Finally, we assess the programme and its achievements in the light of Lawson’s comments on the importance of doing social-scientific ontology and doing history of economic thought.
ISSN: 0309-166X
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