Summary: Since its publication in 1982, Beyond Positivism has become established as one of the definitive statements on economic methodology. The book's rejection of positivism and its advocacy of pluralism were to have a profound influence on the flowering of work on methodology that has taken place in economics in the decade since its publication. This edition contains a new preface outlining the major developments in the area since the book's first appearance.
...show moreR> It is a splendid work, rich in scholarship, judicious in tone and clearly argued. If one is only ever going to read one book on the philosophy of economic science, this is the book to read. --Mark Blaug, Wall Street Review of Books
His book is distinguished by the breadth and depth of its perspective and by an exemplary clarity of exposition in dealing with difficult ideas in the philosophy of science and economics. Overall, Caldwell's book is a must for economists who are interested in improving their understanding of their discipline. --The Southern Economic Journal