The Selected Works of Gordon Tullock, vol. 3 The Organization of Inquiry
Tullock focuses attention on the organization of science, raising important questions about scientific inquiry and specifically about the problems of science as a social system. Tullock poses such questions as: how do scientists engage in apparently cooperative contributions in the absence of hierarchic organization and why are scientific contributions worthy, for the most part, of the public’s trust? Throughout The Organization of Inquiry, he sets out to answer these questions and many more through a pioneering exploration of the interrelationship between economics and the philosophy of science, much of which defied then conventional wisdom.
The Selected Works of Gordon Tullock, vol. 3 The Organization of Inquiry, ed. and with an Introduction by Charles K. Rowley (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005).
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Table of Contents
- THE SELECTED WORKS OF GORDON TULLOCK
- Early Methodological Influences
- The Organization of Inquiry
- PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
- THE ORGANIZATION OF INQUIRY
- CHAPTER I: THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF SCIENCE
- CHAPTER II: WHY INQUIRE?
- CHAPTER III: THE SUBJECT AND METHODS OF INQUIRY
- CHAPTER IV: DATA COLLECTION
- CHAPTER V: THE PROBLEM OF INDUCTION
- CHAPTER VI: VERIFICATION AND DISSEMINATION
- CHAPTER VII: THE BACKWARDNESS OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
- CHAPTER VIII: PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS