The Continuing Relevance of Keynes's Philosophical Thinking: Reflexivity, Complexity, and Uncertainty

@article{Davis2016TheCR,
  title={The Continuing Relevance of Keynes's Philosophical Thinking: Reflexivity, Complexity, and Uncertainty},
  author={John Bryan Davis},
  journal={Philosophy \& Methodology of Economics eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
  • J. Davis
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy & Methodology of Economics eJournal
This paper explains the continuing relevance of Keynes’s philosophical thinking in terms of his anticipation of complexity thinking in economics. It argues that that reflexivity is a central feature of the philosophical foundations of complexity theory, and shows that Keynes employed an understanding of reflexivity in both his philosophical and economic thinking. This argument is first developed in terms of his moral science conception of economics and General Theory beauty contest analysis… Expand
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