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Tufts University (Medford, MA 02155-5818)
Philip G. Mirowski (Project Director: October 1986 to present)

Mathematics as a Means of Metaphor Transfer Between Disciplines: From Physics to Economics

To support a study of the rhetoric of economics in the 19th century in order tounderstand the attempt to make economics a mathematical science.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Humanities, Science, and Technology

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$78,000 (approved)
$78,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1987 – 5/31/1989