A Philosopher’s Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism (co-authored, Chicago, 2020).
David Hume’s Political Economy (co-edited, Routledge, 2008).
The Natural Origins of Economics (Chicago, 2005).
Oeconomies in the Age of Newton (co-edited, Duke, 2003).
A World Ruled by Number (Princeton, 1990).
My research is mainly on topics in the history and philosophy of economics. A number of my books and articles examine economics as it drew upon or impinged upon other disciplines, notably mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. I have been motivated to understand, both historically and philosophically, why economics transformed into a mathematical discipline, and in what sense there are laws that govern the economy, or economic phenomena more specifically.
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
STS Colloquium, University of California – San Diego (2020)