On Operationalisms and Economics

@article{Hands2004OnOA,
  title={On Operationalisms and Economics},
  author={D. Wade Hands},
  journal={Journal of Economic Issues},
  year={2004},
  volume={38},
  pages={953 - 968}
}
  • D. W. Hands
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Issues
Most writers on economic methodology tell essentially the same story about "operationalism." Operationalism was the philosophy of science popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Percy Bridgman; the main text was his Logic of Modern Physics, originally published in 1927, but a number of different variants of the program appeared in the literature during the period 1930-1950. There was never a definitive rejection of the program, but because of technical difficulties and also because of… 
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