a1 Faculty of History, Philosophy, and Global Studies, St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL, USA
a2 IÉSEG School of Management (LEM-CNRS), Paris, France; OECD Competition Division, Paris, France; Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany
This article is a translation of the original German text of Hans Albert's 1963 article titled ‘Modell-Platonismus. Der neoklassische Stil des ökonomischen Denkens in kritischer Beleuchtung’, in F. Karrenberg and H. Albert (eds.), Sozialwissenschaft und Gesellschaftsgestaltung – Festschrift für Gerhard Weisser, Berlin: Duncker und Humblot, 45–76. The enduring relevance of Hans Albert's critique together with an introduction to the author as one of Germanys most distinguished philosophers of science can be found in Arnold and Maier-Rigaud (2012) also in this volume.
Translated from the German text of 1963 by:
Both authors would like to express their gratitude to Hans Albert for authorizing this translation. Particular thanks are due to Viktor Vanberg for his continued support and help in advancing this project and also to Geoffrey Hodgson for facilitating the publication. We also thank the Max Planck Institute Library team for support.