Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science

Machine Dreams Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science This is the first cross over book in the history of science written by an historian of economics combining a number of disciplinary and stylistic orientations In it Philip Mirowshki shows how what is

  • Title: Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science
  • Author: Philip Mirowski
  • ISBN: 9780521775267
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the first cross over book in the history of science written by an historian of economics, combining a number of disciplinary and stylistic orientations In it Philip Mirowshki shows how what is conventionally thought to be history of technology can be integrated with the history of economic ideas His analysis combines Cold War history with the history of the posThis is the first cross over book in the history of science written by an historian of economics, combining a number of disciplinary and stylistic orientations In it Philip Mirowshki shows how what is conventionally thought to be history of technology can be integrated with the history of economic ideas His analysis combines Cold War history with the history of the postwar economics profession in America and later elsewhere, revealing that the Pax Americana had much to do with the content of such abstruse and formal doctrines such as linear programming and game theory He links the literature on cyborg science found in science studies to economics, an element missing in the literature to date Mirowski further calls into question the idea that economics has been immune to postmodern currents found in the larger culture, arguing that neoclassical economics has surreptitiously participated in the desconstruction of the integral Self Finally, he argues for a different style of economics, an alliance of computational and institutional themes, and challenges the widespread impression that there is nothing else besides American neoclassical economic theory left standing after the demise of Marxism Philip Mirowski is Carl Koch Professor of Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame He teaches in both the economics and science studies communities and has written frequently for academic journals He is also the author of More Heat than Light Cambridge, 1992 and editor of Natural Images in Economics Cambridge, 1994 and Science Bought and Sold University of Chicago, 2001.

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    1. Philip Mirowski

      Philip Mirowski born 21 August 1951, Jackson, Michigan is a historian and philosopher of economic thought at the University of Notre Dame Carl E Koch Professor of Economics and Policy Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science He received a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1979, and is a Director of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.

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    1. The hidden history of postwar economics, with special attention paid to game theory, linear programming, thermodynamics, and information theory/cryptography. He explores a ton of fascinating linkages between these subjects with a scathing, almost Nietzschean denunciation of how the flaws and assumptions of past economists have turned modern economics into what it is today. However, it's also a celebration of the ideas behind economics, and the ending part where he shows an example of an auction [...]


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