On Abstraction and homoeconomicus

 

It can be easily argued that abstraction is an elementary methodological tool in several social sciences. Social sciences have definite and different man concepts that highlight those aspects of man and his behaviour by idealization that are relevant for the given human science. Homo sociologicus is the man as sociology abstracts and idealizes it–depicting man […]

via On Abstraction and Homo Oeconomicus — Peter Galbács – Intellectual Adventures in Mainstream Economics


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