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Methods and Finance

A Unifying View on Finance, Mathematics and Philosophy

  • Emiliano Ippoliti
  • Ping Chen


  • Outlines a unique contrastive approach between externalist and internalist views on finance

  • Presents contributors from different fields—philosophy, mathematics, physics, finance—give a multifaceted vision of the subject

  • Includes a cutting-edge theory to help readers navigate the evolution of modern markets


Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 34)

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About this book


The book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on finance, with a special focus on stock markets. It presents new methodologies for analyzing stock markets’ behavior and discusses theories and methods of finance from different angles, such as the mathematical, physical and philosophical ones. The book, which aims at philosophers and economists alike, represents a rare yet important attempt to unify the externalist with the internalist conceptions of finance.


Dynamics of stock markets Econophysics of stock markets Econophysics models Mathematical modeling in finance Financial crisis Keynesian economics Price variations Investor behavior Equilibrium school approach Hayek “spontaneous order” Philosophical preference in economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Emiliano Ippoliti
    • 1
  • Ping Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentSapienza University of Rome,Dipartimento di Filosofia Via Carlo Fea 2RomeItaly
  2. 2.National School of DevelopmentPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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