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It It “Unscientific” To Rethink the Explanatory and Conceptual Fundamentals of a Science?

Darwin, Galileo, Mayr, Copernicus, Edelman, Newton, and Hayek all rethought the very fundamentals of their sciences, from the problems and explanatory strategies of their disciplines, to the logical status and conceptual role of the elements of their activities. Yet among … Continue reading

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James Ransom 2003 – 2016

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Setting up Hayek’s Revolution: extending the logic of choice from consumer goods to production goods (draft)

Thomas Kuhn describes how science precedes working on normal science puzzles which have anticipated, non-problematic solutions. When those don’t work out, scientists begin to rethinking the conceptual space, the empirical problem to be explained, and the possible explanatory solutions to … Continue reading

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My Reply to David Wilson on Hayek & the Use of Mathematical Population Biology Models in the Social Sciences (draft)

David Wilson has asked me to read his discussion of Hayek and the growing literature on multilevel selection modeling and the wider literature of human cultural evolution. This is my reply which I hope he will welcome in the spirit … Continue reading

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How economists have blinded themselves with their math constructions

Hayek’s multi-dimensional normal science research project, tackling the relation between the new marginal valuation logic and the old problem 0f distribution theory¬† (among several other problems) opened Hayek’s eyes to how the math construction of economics had blinded economists to … Continue reading

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1936 And All That — Hayek’s Copernican Revolution in Economics

Earlier I outlined Hayek’s normal science research program and I began to suggest how anomalies developed in that program, conflicts arose with others working on those same normal science puzzles, and how these anomalies and conflicts set Hayek on the … Continue reading

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