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The Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry (International Library of Philosophy) Paperback – May 23, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0415060288 ISBN-10: 0415060281 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Series: International Library of Philosophy
  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; Reprint edition (May 23, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415060281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415060288
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,277,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[C]ogent and, what is exceedingly rare these days, it is refreshingly lucid. . . . Roy's book is in several important respects an original contribution.
–T. W. Schultz, University of Chicago, 1974 Nobel Laureate in Economics

It is very well written . . . extremely engaging and provocative.
–Peter T. Manicas, Queens College, City University of New York

Subroto Roy's Philosophy of Economics is a formidable contribution to that new and growing discipline . . . a most distinguished and valuable exploration of the nature of economic inquiry.
–John Gray, Economic Affairs

This well-documented study is a worthwhile contribution to the burgeoning literature on the philosophy of economics.
Choice, 1990

[Roy's] message is for his fellow economists, urging them not to shy away from the treatment of normative issues in their discipline.
Economics and Philosophy

About the Author

Subroto Roy studied Science and Literature in India and in England. He received his Ph.D. in Economics at Cambridge University and now teaches Economics.

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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By windwheel on March 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is a shockingly bad book by a pugnacious but failed 'race warrior' who plays the colour card while holding his own people in contempt. His claim of racial discrimination failed dismally in a U.S Court. He is a stupid man with a ponderous Victorian style that can't disguise an entire absence of thought.
His book depends on the notion that White Rationality aint the same as Upper Class Bengali Rationality as exhibited by the only Bhadralok Bengali too stupid to get admission to Oxford or Cambridge till given a veneer of Econometric prowess (back in the mid Seventies, still intellectually plausible) by a degree from the LSE.

True, Hilary Putnam, in his dotage, says similar things- but Putnam is bright. Roy isn't. Never has been. Never will be.
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