The Rhetoric of Economics

Author:   Deirdre N McCloskey (University of Iowa)
Publisher:   University of Wisconsin Press
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9781282594654


Pages:   136
Publication Date:   01 January 2009
Format:   Electronic book text
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A classic in its field, this pathbreaking book humanized the scientific rhetoric of economics to reveal its literary soul. In this completely revised second edition, Deirdre N. McCloskey demonstrates how economic discourse employs metaphor, authority, symmetry, and other rhetorical means of persuasion. The Rhetoric of Economics shows economists to be human persuaders, poets of the marketplace, even in their most technical and mathematical moods. The most thoughtful book on economics in years. Philadelphia Enquirer McCloskey takes aim at the dismal science s scientific pretensions in this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book. Washington Post McCloskey must be credited with the singular achievement of introducing the major philosophers of the twentieth century into a discussion of the methodology of economics. Times Literary Supplement McCloskey s target is the pretentious scientism in which economists couch their mutual persuasions a scientism that lingers on as the near-official language of economics discourse long after its inadequacies have been recognized by philosophers and scientists. New York Review of Books The importance of McCloskey s work cannot be overstated. Quarterly Journal of Speech

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Author:   Deirdre N McCloskey (University of Iowa)
Publisher:   University of Wisconsin Press
Imprint:   University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN:  

9781282594654


ISBN 10:   1282594656
Pages:   136
Publication Date:   01 January 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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