When economics meets neuroscience : hype and hope

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Mäki , U 2010 , ' When economics meets neuroscience : hype and hope ' , Journal of Economic Methodology , vol. 17 , no. 2 , pp. 107 - 117 . https://doi.org/10.1080/13501781003756600

Title: When economics meets neuroscience : hype and hope
Author: Mäki, Uskali
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Political and Economic Studies (2010-2017)
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: Journal of Economic Methodology
ISSN: 1350-178X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232397
Abstract: This is a paper on interdisciplinarity and rhetoric. Neuroeconomics is hype, but this does not rule out entertaining hopes about its capacity to produce some desirable consequences. Its ‘disciplinary conventions’ are characterized as those of a young interdisciplinary field. Its rhetorical advantages are identified, and its rhetorical excesses are put in perspective and conditionally excused. Its evidential roles are emphasized, and they are shown to be limited in alleviating the under-constraint issue due to the difficulty of using fMRI properly.
Subject: 511 Economics
611 Philosophy
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