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  1. Economics and Reality.Tony Lawson - 1997 - Routledge.
    There is an increasingly widespread belief, both within and outside the discipline, that modern economics is irrelevant to the understanding of the real world. Economics and Reality traces this irrelevance to the failure of economists to match their methods with their subject, showing that formal, mathematical models are unsuitable to the social realities economists purport to address. Tony Lawson examines the various ways in which mainstream economics is rooted in positivist philosophy and examines the problems this causes. It focuses on (...)
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    Reorienting Economics.Tony Lawson - 2003 - Routledge.
    This eagerly anticipated new book from Tony Lawson contends that economics can profit from a more explicit concern with ontology than has been its custom. By admitting that economics is not exactly a picture of health at the moment, Lawson hopes that we can move away from the bafflingly intransigent belief that economics is at its core reliant upon mathematical modelling. This maths-envy is the reason why economics is in a state of such disarray. Far from being a polemic against (...)
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  3. The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology.Tony Lawson - 2019 - Routledge.
    The social sciences often fail to examine in any systematic way the nature of their subject matter. Demonstrating that this is a central explanation of the widely acknowledged failings of the social sciences, not least of modern economics, this book sets about rectifying matters. Providing an account of the nature of social material in general, as well as of the specific natures of central components of the modern world, such as money and the corporation, Lawson also considers the implications of (...)
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    Cambridge Social Ontology, the Philosophical Critique of Modern Economics and Social Positioning Theory: An Interview with Tony Lawson, Part 1.Tony Lawson & Jamie Morgan - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 20 (1):72-97.
    In Part 1 of this wide-ranging interview Tony Lawson first discusses his role in the formation of IACR and how he relates to the generalized use of the term ‘Critical Realism’. He then provides com...
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    Comparing Conceptions of Social Ontology: Emergent Social Entities and/or Institutional Facts?Tony Lawson - 2016 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 46 (4):359-399.
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    Cambridge Social Ontology, the Philosophical Critique of Modern Economics and Social Positioning Theory: An Interview with Tony Lawson, Part 2.Tony Lawson & Jamie Morgan - 2021 - Journal of Critical Realism 20 (2):201-237.
    In Part 1 of this wide-ranging interview, Tony Lawson discussed his role in, and relationship to, Critical Realism as well as various defences of mathematical modelling in economics. In Part 2 he t...
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  7. Essays on the Nature and State of Modern Economics.Tony Lawson - 2015 - Routledge.
    What do modern academic economists do? What currently is mainstream economics? What is neoclassical economics? And how about heterodox economics? How do the central concerns of modern economists, whatever their associations or allegiances, relate to those traditionally taken up in the discipline? And how did economics arrive at its current state? These and various cognate questions and concerns are systematically pursued in this new book by Tony Lawson. The result is a collection of previously published and new papers distinguished in (...)
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    Some Critical Issues in Social Ontology: Reply to John Searle.Tony Lawson - 2016 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 46 (4):426-437.
  9. Critical Realism: Essential Readings.Tony Lawson & Alan Norrie - 1998 - In Margaret Scotford Archer (ed.), Critical Realism: Essential Readings. Routledge.
     
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  10. Cambridge Social Ontology: An Interview with Tony Lawson.Tony Lawson & C. Tyler DesRoches - 2009 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2 (1):100-122.
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    Ontology and Social Relations: Reply to Doug Porpora and to Colin Wight.Tony Lawson - 2016 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 46 (4):438-449.
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  12. Heterodox Economics and Pluralism: Reply to Davis.Tony Lawson - 2009 - In Edward Fullbrook (ed.), Ontology and Economics: Tony Lawson and His Critics. Routledge.
     
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    Reorienting Economics: On Heterodox Economics, Themata and the Use of Mathematics in Economics.Tony Lawson - 2004 - Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (3):329-340.
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    The Context of Prediction (and the Paradox of Confirmation).Tony Lawson - 1985 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36 (4):393-407.
  15. Economic Science Without Experimentation.Tony Lawson - 1998 - In Margaret Scotford Archer (ed.), Critical Realism: Essential Readings. Routledge. pp. 144--169.
     
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  16. Uncertainty and Economic Analysis.Tony Lawson - 1985 - Economic Journal 95:909--927.
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    What Has Realism Got To Do With It?Tony Lawson - 1999 - Economics and Philosophy 15 (2):269.
  18. Keynes' Economics. Methodological Issues.Tony Lawson & Hashem Pesaran - 1988 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (1):117-129.
    First published in 1985, this title includes contributions from leading economists and addresses many seminal aspects of Keynes' work and methods. This revival will be of particular interest to lecturers and advanced students of economics.
     
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    Economics and explanation.Tony Lawson - 2001 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 3:371-393.
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    Situated Rationality.Tony Lawson - 1997 - Journal of Economic Methodology 4 (1):101-125.
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    Anti-Realism or Pro-Something Else? Response to Deichsel.Tony Lawson - 2011 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 4 (1):53-66.
    In those parts of his paper that have the clearest bearing upon mycontributions, Simon Deichsel 1) elaborates various conceptions ofrealism; 2) declares himself an anti-realist of a specific sort; 3) seeks toidentify and criticise pragmatic aspects of my justification for adoptinga realist orientation; and 4) argues that his anti-realist perspective ispreferable to realism.An immediate problem with Deichsel’s project, if intended as acritique of my own realist orientation, is that the sort of realism againstwhich his anti-realism is oppositionally defined is not (...)
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  22. Social Theory.Tony Lawson - 1999 - In Steve Fleetwood (ed.), Critical Realism in Economics: Development and Debate. Routledge. pp. 3.
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    Why Are so Many Economists so Opposed to Methodology?Tony Lawson - 1994 - Journal of Economic Methodology 1 (1):105-134.
  24. Roundtable: Tony Lawson's Reorienting Economics.Tony Lawson - 2004 - Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (3):329-340.
     
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  25. 16 Philosophical Under-Labouring in the Context of Modern Economics: Aiming at Truth and Usefulness in the Meanest of Ways.Tony Lawson - 2004 - In John Bryan Davis & Alain Marciano (eds.), The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy. Edward Elgar. pp. 317.
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    Mathematical Modelling and Ideology in the Economics Academy: Competing Explanations of the Failings of the Modern Discipline?Tony Lawson - 2012 - Economic Thought 1 (1).
    The widespread and long-lived failings of academic economics are due to an over-reliance on largely inappropriate mathematical methods of analysis. This is an assessment I have long maintained. Many heterodox economists, however, appear to hold instead that the central problem is a form of political-economic ideology. Specifically, it is widely contended in heterodox circles that the discipline goes astray just because so many economists are committed to a portrayal of the market economy as a smoothly or efficiently functioning system or (...)
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  27. Economics as Realist Social Theory1.Tony Lawson - 1999 - In Steve Fleetwood (ed.), Critical Realism in Economics: Development and Debate. Routledge. pp. 209.
     
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  28. Keynes' Economics : Methodological Issues.Tony Lawson & Hashem Pesaran (eds.) - 2009 - Routledge.
    First published in 1985, this title includes contributions from leading economists and addresses many seminal aspects of Keynes' work and methods. This revival will be of particular interest to lecturers and advanced students of economics.
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    Soros' Theory of Reflexivity: A Critical Comment.Tony Lawson - 2013 - Revue de Philosophie Économique 1 (1):29-48.
  30. International Network for Economic Method.Sheila Dow, Roger Backhouse, John Davis, Daniel Hausman, Tony Lawson, Mary Morgan & Esther-Mirjam Sent - 2003 - Journal of Economic Methodology 10 (1):99-101.
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    Back to Reality.Tony Lawson - 2001 - Alethia 4 (2).
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    Central Fallacies of Modern Economics.Tony Lawson - 2018 - In Peter Róna & László Zsolnai (eds.), Economic Objects and the Objects of Economics. Springer Verlag. pp. 51-68.
    Although it is widely recognised that the modern discipline of economics is short on explanatory successes, there is little sign that ongoing critical assessments of the situation are leading to any improvements. The reason for this lack of progress, I argue, is a prevalence of a set of fallacies maintained very often by mainstream practitioners and heterodox critics alike. These tend to take the form of presuppositions that underpin more explicit beliefs and accepted practices. Mostly they remain implicit and largely (...)
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