Responding to the claims Keynes made in his “General Theory”, economists debated whether Keynesian economics or classical economics was more general. This paper argues the concept of generality underlying most of this literature differs from that underlying the neoclassical synthesis proposed by Paul Samuelson in “Economics”, and that this in turn differed from the notion of generality found in his “Foundations of Economic Analysis”. No fewer than three ideas of what it means to have a general theory are involved.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Italian Economic Journal|
|Early online date||12 Feb 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics
- History and Philosophy of Science