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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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"The most thoughtful book on economics in years."--"Philadelphia Enquirer"
"McCloskey takes aim at the 'dismal science's' scientific pretensions in this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book."--"Washington Post"
"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 takes aim at the dismal science’s’ scientific pretensions in this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book.” "Washington Post"

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"

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"

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

About the Author:

Deirdre N. McCloskey teaches economics and history at the University of Iowa and is the Tinbergen Distinguished Professor at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Author of a dozen books in economics and history, she was formerly known as Donald. Her experience in changing gender is reflected in the new edition, but the message remains the same: economics needs to get serious about its rhetoric, and back to science.

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