9  Mäki on economics imperialism

John B. Davis

1 Introduction

Of Uskali Mäki's many excellent contributions to the philosophy of economics, arguably one of the most important is his research on the phenomenon of economics imperialism. Other scholars have also discussed economics imperialism, but whereas this has often focused on particular historical episodes, schools, and individuals, Mäki's attention has been both broader and deeper in his effort to think systematically about interdisciplinarity in the social sciences generally, as well as between the social sciences and the cognitive and biological sciences. Indeed to that end in 2006 he founded and has since further developed a new research program at the University of Helsinki, ‘Trends and ...

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