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Rationalisation in Economics: Theory, Methodology and Action

Dow S (1998) Rationalisation in Economics: Theory, Methodology and Action. In: Dennis K (ed.). Rationality in Economics: Alternative Perspectives. Recent Economic Thought Series, 62, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 5-15.

The purpose of this chapter is to explore the possible applications in economics of the concept of rationalisation. Rationalisation involves the reconstruction, either of real relations or of arguments, according to some principles of rationality. It is a means of ‘making sense of' the real world, and of arguments, where ‘sense' is understood according to some particular framework of rationality.

EditorDennis K
AuthorsDow Sheila
Title of seriesRecent Economic Thought Series
Number in series62
Publication date1998
Place of publicationDordrecht
ISSN of series 0924-199X
ISBN 978-94-010-6037-0
eISBN 978-94-011-4862-7
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