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I. Economics and Metaphysics: Framework for the Future by Carol Leutner :

This paper began as a search to understand how and why the two predominate economic systems at the time–capitalism and socialism–developed as they did. What began as an economic history project lead to a study of the history of science which in turn led to the history of philosophy and then inevitably to metaphysics. Thus the theme of economics and metaphysics. My research and writing, which spanned the years while I was earning an MBA/JD culminated in this published paper in 1982. The Review of Social Economy is an international economics journal published by the Association for Social Economics, one of the organizations which makes up the American Economic Association. The journal focuses on the qualitative aspects of economics; the secretariat circulates between the country’s major catholic universites such as Marquette, DePaul and Loyola. This paper also won the prestigeous annual Helen Potter Award for the best article appearing in the Review by a young social economist; it was awarded at the AEA annual meeting in NYC in 1982. An abstract of the article appears in the Journal of Economic Literature under Economic Methodology, Vol. XXI, September 1983.

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