This book explains the debate over the Cambridge controversies of the 1960s and 1970s. In a compelling and comprehensive argument, Birner discusses the main contributions to the controversy in a series of case studies. He gradually develops a methodological model of idealizations that explains both the progress of the debate and the historical iron

chapter |13 pages

The K that wouldn’t go away


chapter |6 pages

The background of the debate: some


chapter |9 pages

Taking methodological stock (II)

antipodean idealizationmodel

chapter |17 pages

From curiosum to issue

chapter |19 pages

Neoclassical reactions

chapter |22 pages

The role of mathematics

chapter |7 pages

Taking methodological stock (IV)

sorcerer’s apprentices

chapter |21 pages

A final stock-taking