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By Evandro Agazzi, Javier Echeverra, Amparo Gmez Rodrguez

Epistemology needed to come to phrases with "the social" on assorted events. the 1st was once represented via the dispute concerning the epistemological prestige of the "social" sciences, and accordingly the already good verified epistemology of the common sciences looked as if it would have the correct to dictate the stipulations for a self-discipline to be a technology. however the social sciences may possibly effectively vindicate the legitimacy in their particular standards for scientificity. extra lately, the impression of social elements at the building of our wisdom (including clinical wisdom) has reversed, in a definite experience, the previous place and promoted social inquiry to the position of a criterion for comparing the purport of cognitive (including clinical) statements. yet this has undermined the normal features of objectivity and rigor that appear constitutive of technological know-how. additionally, to be able to identify the true volume to which social conditionings affect clinical wisdom one needs to credits sociology with a legitimate floor of reliability, and this isn't attainable with no initial "epistemological" overview. those are the various themes mentioned during this e-book, either theoretically and on the subject of concrete circumstances.

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Kuhn rightly refers, was not the sudden and shocking result of a new and unusual view of the world. What Kuhn has failed to demonstrate is that the movement, like the Newtonian mechanics which it changed, arises from the strict use of the principle of relativity which dominates both mechanics. In fact, Newtonian mechanics, in posing a universal and absolute time, did not have to resolve the problem of simultaneity at a distance. This problem arises, on the other hand, as soon as we see that the validity of the principle of relativity in electromagnetism, confirmed by experiment, requires the allocation of a specific timescale for every Galilean system.

Constant returns to scale enable us to rewrite everything in per capita terms: q Q L f (k ) k3; 3k f ' ! 3 q f (k) q0 (W/r)0 0 k0 k Fig. b I can now turn to the demand side of the model, specifying the consumption function. Let consumption C be given by: C Q - sQ (1 - s ) Q where s can be a function of other variables and not necessarily a constant. In per capita terms we can define c = C/L and write: c (1 - s ) f (k ) (1 - s )k 3 in the case of the Cobb-Douglas. 3 This is a good place to explain why I have contended that the Solow model could be thought as abstracting from individual rationality.

And since it is taxed, disposable capital income is given by YKd 0  t  1, (1 - t ) (1 - a ) FK K , 0  a 1 Similarly, disposable labour income is given by YLd (1-t ) >F ( K , L) - FK K @ where the expression between brackets corresponds to labour income, YL On the other hand, the public sector has revenues corresponding to taxation and income from property and expenses in the amounts required to maintain their share of capital. x D R- E aFK K  t (YK  YL ) - a K Given these notions, I can now turn to saving.

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