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    It's just a feeling: why economic models do not explain

    Alexandrova, A. and Northcott, Robert (2013) It's just a feeling: why economic models do not explain. Journal of Economic Methodology 20 (3), pp. 262-267. ISSN 1350-178X.

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    Julian Reiss correctly identified a trilemma about economic models: we cannot maintain that they are false, but nevertheless explain and that only true accounts explain. In this reply we give reasons to reject the second premise – that economic models explain. Intuitions to the contrary should be distrusted.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: "This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Economic Methodology on September 1st 2013, available online at
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): explanation, idealization, models, understanding
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Robert Northcott
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 07:22
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:13


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