Tony Lawson is a trained mathematician located in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University. His work spreads over various fields, but it focuses primarily in the philosophy of social sciences, in particular: social ontology. Amongst his publications are the Routledge monographs Economics and Reality (1997) and Reorienting Economics (2003). His views are much debated in the international academic community, numerous journal symposia and publications by others have been devoted to his work. The most recent is Edward Fullbrook’s Ontology and economics: Tony Lawson and his critics (2009).