The Idea of Economics in a University
Gabriel Martinez ()
No 1002, Working Papers from Ave Maria University, Department of Economics
Relying on John Henry Newman’s Idea of a University, this paper explores the relation between economics and other disciplines. Newman had high regard for disciplinary specialization, which he thought would teach students and scholars how to think and would keep them intellectually honest. At the same time, he insisted that the learning and exploring of a science had to take place within a university, that is, with proper regard to the science’s place among other disciplines. This paper contributes to the debate on the proper way to do economics by applying to it Newman’s ideas, arguing that it is at its best when faithful to its own character, as long as it seeks out the contributions and the corrections of other disciplines. Indeed, because economics focuses on order, principle, and method, and because it provides a “connected view or grasp of things,” it can contribute to the cultivation of the philosophical habit of mind.
Keywords: Newman; philosophy of economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A11 A12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his, nep-hpe and nep-pke
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://mysite.avemaria.edu/RePEc/working-papers/WP ... dea-of-Economics.pdf First version, 2010 (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 403 Forbidden
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:avm:wpaper:1002
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Papers from Ave Maria University, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joseph Burke ().