Measurement and Meaning in Economics: The Essential Deirdre McCloskey (Economists of the Twentieth Century Series)

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This essential book collects together, for the first time, the writings of Deirdre McCloskey on economic history and the rhetoric of economics. The essays have been presented to show McCloskey's evolution over time: from economist to critic, positivist to postmodernist, conventional economist to feminist economist, man to woman. Measurement and Meaning in Economics allows the reader to experience an astonishing personal and intellectual journey with one of today's most fascinating economists.

McCloskey argues that economics has become ahistorical and narrowly scientific, which is a harmful development for a moral science. In all of the papers presented in this volume she writes with historical consciousness and critical understanding, in an attempt to repair the dysfunctional relationship between economics and the humanities.

This book should be read not only by students and scholars of economic history and philosophy, but by all those concerned with the state of economics and its place in the social sciences.

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Deirdre N. McCloskey, UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History and English, University of Illinois, Chicago and Tinbergen Professor of Economics, Philosophy, Art and Cultural Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Edited and with an introduction by Stephen Thomas Ziliak, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ivan Allen College

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