The paper argues in favor of reestablishing sociological or social economics as a legitimate discipline of economic science. Conspires toward undertaking analyses of the social co‐determination of economic behaviors, variables and systems. Suggests the need for incorporation of sociological/social economics in the existing semi‐official (JEL) taxonomy of economic fields and subjects. The argument for sociological economics can be made on two grounds: ontological or empirical‐historical and epistemological or theoretical‐methodological ones. The article bases the argument for sociological economics on the former, i.e., the empirical‐historical social co‐determination of the economy. The relations of sociological economics to sociology of economics are specified and the implications of sociological/social economics for modern economic science are also discussed.
Zafirovski, M. (2000), "Ontological (empirical) foundations of sociological economics: Forms of the social co‐determination of the economy", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 27 No. 11, pp. 1042-1062. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068290010352281Download as .RIS
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