The Character and Logical Method of Political Economy
W. McGee, 1869 - 184 頁
The work on the “Character and Logical Method of Political Economy” may be recommended to students as a safe guide to help them through the mazy labyrinths which the earlier stages of the study present. The purpose of the work is to ascertain the true relation of Political Economy to the Physical Sciences on the one hand, and to the Moral Sciences on the other, both as regards method and compass. The supporters and opponents of Political Economy have each done it injustice by misapprehending its aims and limits. The study, as Professor Cairnes points out and explains with inimitable clearness, does not consist in an investigation into the causes of physical facts or the evolution of psychological processes. Political Economy begins at the point at which physical science and psychological science each end.
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... character ; results are now appealed to instead of principles ; the rules of
arithmetic are superseding the canons of inductive reasoning ; t till the true
course of investigation has been well nigh forgotten , and Political Economy
No one , I think , can peruse much of his book without perceiving ( and the same
remark may be made with respect to most of the French writers on Political
Economy with whose works I am conversant ) that his reasoning on economic ...
Mr . Carey , the American economist , has endeavoured to meet this reasoning by
urging , that the conduct of farmers in resorting to inferior soils after the better
qualities have been all taken into cultivation no more constitutes a proof that ...
These facts , whether mental or physical , he will consider , as I have already
stated , not with a view to explain them , but as the data of his reasoning , as
leading causes affecting the production and distribution of wealth . Bat it must not
... and to modify those conclusions to which he may have been led by reasoning
from the state of productive industry previous to its introduction . It will be like the
discovery to an astronomer of a new planet , the attraction of which , operating on