Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The Significance of Clarence Ayres' Pragmatic Instrumentalism in the History of Institutionalism

The Significance of Clarence Ayres' Pragmatic Instrumentalism in the History of Institutionalism Evaluates the significance of Clarence Edwin Ayres contribution tothe historical development of the institutionalist school of economicthought. Summarizes Ayres philosophy of pragmatic instrumentalism andintegrates it into his theory of economic progress, which isdisaggregated into its component parts his theory of normative valuehis theory of economic causation and his theory of economic policy.Thoroughly explicates and carefully evaluates each of these theories.Concludes that Clarence Ayres has made an important contribution to thehistory of institutionalism by synthesizing the pragmatic philosophy ofC.S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey with the institutionaleconomics of Thorstein B. Veblen, John R. Commons, and Wesley C.Mitchell. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Social Economics Emerald Publishing

The Significance of Clarence Ayres' Pragmatic Instrumentalism in the History of Institutionalism

International Journal of Social Economics , Volume 19 (2): 6 – Feb 1, 1992

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/the-significance-of-clarence-ayres-pragmatic-instrumentalism-in-the-DYJZ6npzpK
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0306-8293
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000000479
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Evaluates the significance of Clarence Edwin Ayres contribution tothe historical development of the institutionalist school of economicthought. Summarizes Ayres philosophy of pragmatic instrumentalism andintegrates it into his theory of economic progress, which isdisaggregated into its component parts his theory of normative valuehis theory of economic causation and his theory of economic policy.Thoroughly explicates and carefully evaluates each of these theories.Concludes that Clarence Ayres has made an important contribution to thehistory of institutionalism by synthesizing the pragmatic philosophy ofC.S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey with the institutionaleconomics of Thorstein B. Veblen, John R. Commons, and Wesley C.Mitchell.

Journal

International Journal of Social EconomicsEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

There are no references for this article.