SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.6 número2Feminist Critique of the Neet Concept (Not in Education, Employment, or Training)Child and Adolescent Integration to International Labour: The Case of Costa Rica Based on Supplied Data by the X Census of Population and VI of Housing, 2011 índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • Não possue artigos similaresSimilares em SciELO


Revista Rupturas

versão On-line ISSN 2215-2989versão impressa ISSN 2215-2466


VARGAS SOLIS, Luis Paulino. Neoclassical Economic Theory and Its Underlying Ideology: Origins, Epistemology and Method. A Critical Approach From a Post-Keynesian Perspective. Rev. Rup. [online]. 2016, vol.6, n.2, pp.197-229. ISSN 2215-2989.

This article proposes both, a critical discussion and reflection about neoclassical economic theory, as a nowadays hegemonic paradigm in economics. It debates not only on the origins but also on the historical evolution of this theory, its epistemological and methodological bases, its theoretical results and its ethical bases. At the same time, it is offered a comparison with some aspects concerning Marxian theory, which is criticized in some of its most important propositions. This critical view is made from a Keynesian and postKeynesian point of view, according with their epistemic and theoretical premises about uncertainty and complexity in economics. Some ethical considerations are made regarding the right for a dignifying life for every human being as a fundamental and inalienable right for everybody. This is an allegation against the dogmatism and against the abuse of the economics as a kind of totalitarian view, and in favor of an economic science that is able to know its limits and that works with the reality pursuing dignity in the life of every human being.

Palavras-chave : Neoclassical economic theory; Keynesianism; post-Keynesianism; Marxism; general equilibrium; epistemology of economic theory.

        · resumo em Espanhol     · texto em Espanhol     · Espanhol ( pdf )