Economic Theory and Cognitive Science: Microexplanation
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Economic Theory and Cognitive Science: Microexplanation

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In this study, Don Ross explores the relationship of economics to other branches of behavioral science, asking, in the course of his analysis, under what interpretation economics is a sound empirical science. The book explores the relationships between economic theory and the theoretical foundations of related disciplines that are relevant to the day-to-day work of economi...more
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Published March 1st 2007 by MIT Press (MA) (first published June 1st 2005)
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I was a bit conflicted regarding how to rate this book. On one hand, it has been hugely influential for me and the way I think about science. On the other hand, being hugely influential on an undergrad is so easy it probably wouldn't even be worth an achievement point on Xbox Live. A year and a half ago I would have been hugely influenced by a ham sandwich if someone had written an equation on it with mustard. Secondly, part of why it has had such a big impact on me is the fact that it is about...more
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