Dating the emergence of new disciplines and sub-disciplines is often problematic. In the case of economic methodology, however, it is relatively easy. The volume Method and Appraisal in Economics, edited by Spiro Latsis (1976), marked a break with most earlier methodological discussions, and played a role second only to Mark Blaug’s The Methodology of Economics (1980/92) in establishing economic methodology as an identifiable discipline involving economics, philosophy, and the history and sociology of science.