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Adolphe Quetelet, the average man and the development of economic methodology *
Abstract Quetelet's contribution to statistics has received adequate attention in Stigler (1986, 1999) and Porter's (1986) seminal works on the history of that scientific discipline. 24 OurExpand
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William stanley jevons and the extent of meaning in logic and economics
This paper shows that William Stanley Jevons was not precursor of logical positivism despite his attempt to build up a unified science. His mechanical reductionism was directed towards this project,Expand
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Aristotle’s Logic and the Quest for the Quantification of the Predicate
This paper examines the quest for the quantification of the predicate, as discussed by W.S. Jevons, and relates it to the discussion about universals and particulars between Plato and Aristotle. WeExpand
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Science and art : the red book of“Einstein meets Margritte"
General Introduction D. Aerts. Acknowledgements. Editorial Introduction: 'Einstein meets Magritte' as a Forum for Communication E. Mathijs, B. Mosselmans. Science, Art and Edification D.M. Lechner.Expand
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The omitted mathematics of Hans von Mangoldt
Discusses the economic thought of Hans von Mangoldt (1824‐1868). We discuss how this German classical author seems to anticipate later “neoclassical” ideas, such as Schumpeter’s theory of theExpand
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William Stanley Jevons and the substitution of similars
This chapter presents William Stanley Jevons and suggests that Jevonson' work occupied a somewhat contradictory position in the history of logic and philosophy of science. Expand
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William Stanley Jevons and the Cutting Edge of Economics
1. Jevons and Economics: Biorgraphy and Overview 2. Jevons and the History of Economic Thought: Deconstructing the Canon 3. Jevons and Statistics: Adolphe Quetelet and the Average Man 4. Jevons andExpand
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Reproduction and scarcity: the population mechanism in classicism in the 'Jevonian revolution'
We argue that the shift from classicism to neoclassicism in nineteenth-century Britain can be seen as a change from a reproductive environment with internal scarcity, as in Malthus's populationExpand
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Commentary Jevons, Marx, and Keynes—and the Political Economy of the Pub
  • B. Mosselmans
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Journal of the History of Economic Thought
  • 1 June 2002