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Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Bernt P. Stigum

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Econometrics is a study of good and bad ways to measure economic relations. This book discusses the role economic theory ought to play in such measurements. The role theory should play, depends on ... More


Introduction

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter I begins by describing the salient parts of a formal science of economics that the author has put together in this book and in earlier works (B.P. Stigum 1990 and 2003). The parts comprise a ... More


Introduction: Time Passes?

Bradford Skow

in Objective Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713272
eISBN:
9780191781674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713272.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The question whether time passes is introduced. There is a brief survey of the metaphors we use when discussing the passage of time. The block universe theory’s treatment of the passage of time is ... More


The Block Universe

Bradford Skow

in Objective Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713272
eISBN:
9780191781674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713272.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter begins with an explanation and definition of spacetime. Then the block universe theory of time is carefully explained. There are two parts: the ontological thesis that past, present, and ... More


What Might Robust Passage Be?

Bradford Skow

in Objective Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713272
eISBN:
9780191781674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713272.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter begins by examining an argument that, since there is no “real” change in the block universe theory, in that theory time does not pass robustly. The search begins for a theory that does ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process III: Events, Time, and Life

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter VIII shows how, just as the de-determined world of the thing must be buttressed by the world of the object, the extensive world of (n)either/(n)or must be buttressed by an account of the ... More


Huygens: The Theoretical Voyage of the Cosmotheoros

in Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226011226
eISBN:
9780226011240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines accounts of theoretical voyages in Dutch natural philosopher Christiaan Huygens' book Cosmotheoros. It explains that in the book Huygens portrayed a unified space of a ... More


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