Machine Dreams

Book Name : Machine Dreams_x000D_
Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science

By by Philip Mirowski

Sub Title : Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science

Written by : by Philip Mirowski

Subject Category : Business

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This was the first cross-over book into the history of science written by an historian of economics. It shows how 'history of technology' can be integrated with the history of economic ideas. The analysis combines Cold War history with the history of postwar economics in America and later elsewhere, revealing that the Pax Americana had much to do with abstruse and formal doctrines such as linear programming and game theory. It links the literature on 'cyborg' to economics, an element missing in literature to date. The treatment further calls into question the idea that economics has been immune to postmodern currents, arguing that neoclassical economics has participated in the deconstruction of the integral 'self'. Finally, it argues for an alliance of computational and institutional themes, and challenges the widespread impression that there is nothing else besides American neoclassical economic theory left standing after the demise of Marxism. Cambridge University Press; December 2001 ISBN 9781107710696 Read online, or download in secure EPUB format Title: Machine Dreams Author: Philip Mirowski Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Business > Economic History Business > Economics Science > History Science > Philosophy & Social Aspects ISBNs 9780521772839 9781107710696 9781107713482 In The Press 'In Machine Dreams the most exciting historian of economic thought of our time takes on one of the most fascinating themes of the intellectual history of the twentieth century - the dream of creating machines that can think and how this has affected the social sciences. The result is an extraordinary book that deserves to be read by everyone interested in the social sciences.' Richard Swedberg, University of Stockholm

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Business - Economic History Business - Economics Science - History Science - Philosophy & Social Aspects

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9780521772839 - 9781107710696 - 9781107713482

In The Press:

'In Machine Dreams the most exciting historian of economic thought of our time takes on one of the most fascinating themes of the intellectual history of the twentieth century - the dream of creating machines that can think and how this has affected the social sciences. The result is an extraordinary book that deserves to be read by everyone interested in the social sciences.' Richard Swedberg, University of Stockholm

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Cambridge University Press