The Social Sciences: A Consideration Of Economics
In Chapters 2 to 4 above the attempt was made to characterise the essential features of modern science; and in Chapter 5 the PTL model of scientific explanation was presented against the background of this characterisation. The three key notions in this approach to science are principles, laws and theories; and the principles concerned have been specified as those of uniformity, substance and causality. These principles, conceived of in their paradigmatic modern-scientific form, imply strict determinism, a perpetually existing physical substance, and the operation solely of efficient causes which are contiguous with their effects.
KeywordsTransportation Cost Modern Science Empirical Fact Rationality Principle Perfect Competition
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