Epistemological break in political economy

Here is an excerpt from an article published on the Center for the Study of Governance & Society blog:

McCloskey’s calls to pay attention to the figures of speech the economist and the ordinary bourgeois use are invaluable. They helped the profession reorient its focus and start paying attention to the narratives through which seventeenth century bourgeoisie sought to alter commercial, scientific, and civic discourse. However, if we stop here, we argue, the closure of the epistemological break will be incomplete.

The collection of essays on “Freedom and History in Economics” in honor of Deirdre McCloskey was published earlier this year in Schmollers Jahrbuch.