Economic Theory and Cognitive Science: Microexplanation
by Don Ross
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
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