An Interview With and Overview of the Work of Philip Mirowski

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Some time ago I did an interview with Philip Mirowski but I never published it. The editor of the heterodox journal Filosophia de la Economia got in contact with me and asked me if they could run it. When I said that they could he also asked me to do an extended introduction.

Frankly, I think that the introduction says as much about the approach I take to such problems as it does about the approach Mirowski takes — unsurprising given that I have taken a huge inspiration from his work. Anyway, some people here might be interested in this and since Google indicates to me that it is freely accessible I’ve decided to post it here.

Pilkington-Mirowski: From Episteme to Institution

About pilkingtonphil

Philip Pilkington is a London-based economist and member of the Political Economy Research Group (PERG) at Kingston University. You can follow him on Twitter at @pilkingtonphil.
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4 Responses to An Interview With and Overview of the Work of Philip Mirowski

  1. Peter Deppisch says:

    I can’t make the link work as of February 21st, @ 12:21 P.M.

  2. Lord Keynes says:

    The best quote from Philip Mirowski:

    “I think the real Gotterdammerung for neoclassical micro
    came in the 1970s, when the Sonnenschein/ Mantel/Debreu theorems
    demonstrated there was no logical connection between Walrasian general equilibrium and what is conventionally taught as the
    “theory of demand”. … This leaves aside numerous lesser refutations of crucial
    component parts of neoclassical micro, such as the ‘empty economic
    boxes’ controversies of the 1920s, the collapse of plausible dynamics
    in the Walrasian tradition in the 1960s/70s, or the Cambridge
    Capital controversies of the 1960s, or the utter failure of the Nash
    equilibrium refinements project of the late 20th century, the Gode/
    Sunder results of the 1990s, or the no-trade theorems of the 1980s.
    I decline to comment on the train wreck of 20th century neoclassical
    macroeconomics, which is nothing other than a prolonged walk of
    shame.”

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