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    General Equilibrium Analysis: Studies in Appraisal.E. Roy Weintraub - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    What is the nature of the intellectual enterprise - general equilibrium analysis - that so many economists regard as the centerpiece of their discipline? In this book, Roy Weintraub considers both the modern history of the analysis, and the methodological puzzles that it, and mathematical economic theory in general, pose. Professor Weintraub argues that previous writings on the history and method of general equilibrium theory have been curiously biased and misleading. He provides a clear and careful presentation of the development (...)
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    Siting the New Economic Science: The Cowles Commission's Activity Analysis Conference of June 1949.Till Düppe & E. Roy Weintraub - 2014 - Science in Context 27 (3):453-483.
    ArgumentIn the decades following World War II, the Cowles Commission for Research in Economics came to represent new technical standards that informed most advances in economic theory. The public emergence of this community was manifest at a conference held in June 1949 titledActivity Analysis of Production and Allocation. New ideas in optimization theory, linked to linear programming, developed from the conference's papers. The authors’ history of this event situates the Cowles Commission among the institutions of postwar science in-between National Laboratories (...)
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    The Pure and the Applied: Bourbakism Comes to Mathematical Economics.E. Roy Weintraub & Philip Mirowski - 1994 - Science in Context 7 (2):245-272.
    The ArgumentIn the minds of many, the Bourbakist trend in mathematics was characterized by pursuit of rigor to the detriment of concern for applications or didactic concessions to the nonmathematician, which would seem to render the concept of a Bourbakist incursion into a field of applied mathematices an oxymoron. We argue that such a conjuncture did in fact happen in postwar mathematical economics, and describe the career of Gérard Debreu to illustrate how it happened. Using the work of Leo Corry (...)
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  4. Microfoundations: The Compatibility of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.E. Roy Weintraub - 1979 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is the first full-length survey of current work which examines the compatibility of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Its particular distinction is that it makes accessible, to non-specialists, those extensive modern refinements of general equilibrium theory which are linked to macroeconomics and monetary theory. Part I traces the development and interlocking nature of two scientific research prgrams, macroeconomics and neo-Walrasian analysis. The five chapters in this part examine general equilibrium theory, Keynes' contribution, the 'neoclassical synthesis', and the Clower–Leijonhufvud contributions to questions (...)
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  5. Stabilizing Dynamics: Constructing Economic Knowledge.E. Roy Weintraub - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    Today, economic theory is a mathematical theory, but that was not always the case. Major changes in the ways economists presented their arguments to one another occurred between the late 1930s and the early 1950s; over that period the discipline became mathematized. Professor Weintraub, a noted scholar of the modern history of economic thought, argues that those changes were not merely cosmetic: The mathematical forms of the arguments significantly altered the substance of the arguments. Stabilizing Dynamics is particularly concerned with (...)
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    Appraising general equilibrium analysis.E. Roy Weintraub - 1985 - Economics and Philosophy 1 (1):23-.
    General equilibrium analysis is a theoretical structure which focuses research in economics. On this point economists and philosophers agree. Yet studies in general equilibrium analyses are not well understood in the sense that, though their importance is recognized, their role in the growth of economic knowledge is a subject of some controversy. Several questions organize an appraisal of general equilibrium analysis. These questions have been variously posed by philosophers of science, economic methodologists, and historians of economic thought. Is general equilibrium (...)
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    Tilting at imaginary windmills: a comment on Tyfield.Yann Giraud & E. Roy Weintraub - 2009 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2 (1):52.
    In the inaugural issue of this journal, David Tyfield used some recent discussions about "meaning finitism" to conclude that the sociology of scientific knowledge is an intellectually hopeless basis on which to erect an intelligible study of science. In contrast, the authors show that Tyfield's argument rests on some profound misunderstandings of the SSK. They show that his mischaracterization of SSK is in fact systematic and is based on lines of argument that are at best incoherent.
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  8. Backhouse shadowboxes, loses on TKO.E. Roy Weintraub - 1998 - Journal of Economic Methodology 5 (2):310-317.
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    But Doctor Salanti, Bumblebees Really Do Fly.E. Roy Weintraub - 1993 - Economics and Philosophy 9 (1):135.
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    Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics, N. Mccloskey Donald. Cambridge University Press, 1994, xvii + 445 pages. [REVIEW]E. Roy Weintraub - 1995 - Economics and Philosophy 11 (1):221.