Economics and sociology

Semester 3

Jérome Gautié

Economics and sociology have had complex and even conflictual relationships from the very beginning of the latter. The objective of the seminar is to better understand what separates the two disciplines, from a theoretical, methodological and epistemological point of view, and to analyze the evolution of their relationship throughout history, from the end of the 19th century to the present day.

The perspective adopted is not only that of epistemology and the history of thought. An approach in terms of the sociology of science is necessary to understand how these two fields of knowledge were constituted and interacted, over time and in different national spaces.



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