Frank Knight and the Chicago School in American Economics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Original publication informationp. xvii
Forewordp. xix
Forewordp. xxiv
Historical reconstruction in the history of economicsp. 1
Exegesis, hermeneutics, and interpretationp. 3
Reflections on "breaking away": Economics as science and the history of economics as history of sciencep. 16
Interpreting Frank Knightp. 29
The therapeutic quality of Frank Knight's Risk, Uncertainty, and Profitp. 31
The Economist and the Entrepreneur: Modernist impulses in Risk, Uncertainty, and Profitp. 48
Frank Knight's dissent from Progressive social sciencep. 63
"What is truth" in capital theory?: Five stories relevant to the evaluation of Frank Knight's contributions to the capital controversyp. 73
Maximizers versus good sports: Frank Knight's curious understanding of exchange behaviorp. 87
Frank Knight on the conflict of values in economic lifep. 98
Interpreting Frank Knight and Chicago economicsp. 109
Frank Knight, Max Weber, Chicago economics, and institutionalismp. 111
Entrenching disciplinary competence: The role of general education and graduate study in Chicago economicsp. 124
De gustibus est disputandum: Frank Knight's reply to George Stigler and Gary Becker's "De gustibus non est disputandum" with an introductory essayp. 135
Did the Chicago School reject Frank Knight?: Assessing Frank knight's place in the Chicago economics traditionp. 145
Economics, religion, and politicsp. 157
Frank Knight: Economics versus religionp. 159
Is economics a religion?p. 171
The idea of a secular society revisitedp. 180
Notesp. 190
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 215
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