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    William Stanley Jevons and the Making of Modern Economics.Harro Maas - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Victorian polymath William Stanley Jevons is generally and rightly venerated as one of the great innovators of economic theory and method in what came to be known as the 'marginalist revolution'. This book is an investigation into the cultural and intellectual resources that Jevons drew upon to revolutionize research methods in economics. Jevons's uniform approach to the sciences was based on a firm belief in the mechanical constitution of the universe and a firm conviction that all scientific knowledge was (...)
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    Mechanical rationality: Jevons and the making of economic man.Harro Maas - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 30 (4):587-619.
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    A Road Not Taken: Economists, Historians of Science, and the Making of the Bowman Report.Roger E. Backhouse & Harro Maas - 2017 - Isis 108 (1):82-106.
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    : Seeing Science: The Art of Making the Invisible Visible.Harro Maas - 2023 - Isis 114 (4):866-867.
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    A 2x2=4 hobbyhorse: Mark Blaug on rational and historical reconstructions.Harro Maas - 2013 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 6 (3):64.
    Over time, Mark Blaug became increasingly sceptical of the merits of the approach to the history of economics that we find in his magnum opus, Economic theory in retrospect, first published in 1962, and increasingly leaned to favour 'historical' over 'rational' reconstructions. In this essay, I discuss Blaug's shifting historiographical position, and the changing terms of historiographical debate. I do so against the background of Blaug's personal life history and the increasingly beleaguered position the history of economic thought found itself (...)
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    Monitoring the self: François-Marc-Louis Naville and his moral tables.Harro Maas - 2020 - History of Science 58 (2):117-141.
    This paper examines the self-measurement and self-tracking practices of a turn-of-the-nineteenth-century Genevese pastor and pedagogical innovator, François-Marc-Louis Naville, who extensively used Benjamin Franklin’s tools of moral calculation and a lesser known tool, Marc-Antoine Jullien’s moral thermometer, to set a direction to his life and to monitor and improve his moral character. My contribution sheds light on how technologies of quantification molded notions of personal responsibility and character within an emerging utilitarian context. I situate Naville’s use of these tools within his (...)
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    Questions of Scale in Economic Laboratory Experiments.Harro Maas - 2012 - Revue de Philosophie Économique 13 (1):103-125.
    Résumé Les questions d’échelle ont donné lieu à une large réflexion s’agissant de la modélisation et de l’expérimentation des systèmes physiques, mais elles n’ont pas été discutées dans le cadre des expériences économiques. Dans cet article, on distingue deux sortes d’expériences, les expériences « génériques » et « spécifiques ». Développant une comparaison entre deux études expérimentales en laboratoire portant sur l’« effet des prix postés », on montre que les questions d’échelle deviennent importantes dans les expériences spécifiques en raison (...)
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    Rekenmeesters, heelmeesters, vogelaars: de vinger aan de pols van de economie.Harro Maas - 2010 - Krisis 3 (3):6-25.
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  9. Sorting things out : the economist as an armchair observer.Harro Maas - 2011 - In Lorraine Daston & Elizabeth Lunbeck (eds.), Histories of Scientific Observation. University of Chicago Press. pp. 206--29.
     
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    Crossing the doorsteps for social reform: The social crusades of Florence Kelley and Ellen Richards.Gabrielle Soudan, David Philippy & Harro Maas - 2021 - Science in Context 34 (4):501-525.
    ArgumentThis paper contrasts the research strategies of two women reformers, Florence Kelley and Ellen Swallow Richards, which entailed different strategies of social reform. In the early 1890s, social activist Florence Kelley used the social survey as a weapon for legal reform of the working conditions of women and children in Chicago’s sweatshop system. Kelley’s case shows that her surveys were most effective as “grounded” knowledge, rooted in a local community with which she was well acquainted. Her social survey, re-enacted by (...)
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    Science, politics, and the economy: the unintended consequences of a diabolic paradox.Laurens Van Apeldoorn, Harro Maas & Johan Olsthoorn - 2016 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 9 (1).
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    Marshall's evolutionary economics, by Tiziano Raffaelli. Routledge, 2002, 192 pages. [REVIEW]Harro Maas - 2005 - Economics and Philosophy 21 (1):143-148.
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    Valeria Mosini . Equilibrium in Economics: Scope and Limits. xxi + 284 pp., figs., index. London/New York: Routledge, 2007. £75. [REVIEW]Harro Maas - 2008 - Isis 99 (3):666-667.
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