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Time, Mechanisms and Technology: Challenges of Abstraction and Decision in Realist Economic Theory

Mark William Johnson


Cet article soutient que la causalité au sens humien (mettant en relief la succession) qui fut la principale cible des critiques du Réalisme Critique de Bhaskar, demeure très présente dans le concept même de “mécanisme”. En effet, le concept de mécanisme implique une abstraction newtonienne du temps ignorée par le Réalisme Critique.


  • Introduction: the hidden ontology of mechanicism
  • Economics and abstraction
  • The nature of mechanism in critical realism
  • Time, mechanisms and cybernetics
  • Absence, constraint and mechanism
  • Abstraction and successionism
  • Decision, performance and play
  • Technology, teaching and absence
  • Conclusion


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Ontologie, Abstraction, Réalisme