On some criticisms of critical realism in economics

Mário da Graça Moura, Nuno Martins*

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Methodological comments on critical realism in economics have proliferated over the past decade - typically focusing on Tony Lawson's Economics and Reality and Reorienting Economics , which constitute the core of this project. In the present paper we select a series of important, mostly very recent arguments against critical realism in economics and assess their merits and demerits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-218
Number of pages16
JournalCambridge Journal of Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


  • Critical realism in economics
  • Economic methodology
  • Ontology


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