The Rhetoric of Economics (Rhetoric of the Human Sciences)

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A classic in its field, this pathbreaking book humanized the scientific rhetoric of economics to reveal its literary soul. In this completely revised second edition, Deirdre N. McCloskey demonstrates how economic discourse employs metaphor, authority, symmetry, and other rhetorical means of persuasion. "The Rhetoric of Economics" shows economists to be human persuaders, poets of the marketplace, even in their most technical and mathematical moods.

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In this revised second edition, Deirdre McCloskey demonstrates how economic discourse employs metaphor, authority, symmetry and other rhetorical means of persuasion. ""The Rhetoric of Economics"" shows economists to be human persuaders and poets of the marketplace, even in their most technical and mathematical moods. It is further enhanced by three new chapters and two new bibliographies.

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"McCloskey takes aim at the 'dismal science's' scientific pretensions in this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book."--"Washington Post"
"The most thoughtful book on economics in years."--"Philadelphia Enquirer"
"McCloskey must be credited with the singular achievement of introducing the major philosophers of the twentieth century into a discussion of the methodology of economics."--"Times Literary Supplement"

The most thoughtful book on economics in years.” "Philadelphia Enquirer"

McCloskey must be credited with the singular achievement of introducing the major philosophers of the twentieth century into a discussion of the methodology of economics.” "Times Literary Supplement"

The importance of McCloskey’s work cannot be overstated.” "Quarterly Journal of Speech"

McCloskey takes aim at the dismal science’s’ scientific pretensions in this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book.” "Washington Post"

McCloskey’s target is the pretentious scientism in which economists couch their mutual persuasions a scientism that lingers on as the near-official language of economics discourse long after its inadequacies have been recognized by philosophers and scientists.” "New York Review of Books"

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