Economics as a Philosophical Science

  title={Economics as a Philosophical Science},
  author={Robin George Collingwood},
  journal={The International Journal of Ethics},
  pages={162 - 185}
  • R. Collingwood
  • Published 1 January 1926
  • Economics, Philosophy
  • The International Journal of Ethics
The science of economics enjoys today so vast a prestige, especially as compared with the philosophical sciences, that an attempt to treat economics philosophically might seem almost an insult. But the writer of this paper intends no such disrespect to existing economics as would be implied in a philosophical treatment of the empirical laws which economists reach by induction from the study of facts. What is intended is rather to throw light on some of the fundamental conceptions which… 
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