1. Introduction -- 2. An introduction to ancient Greek political economy -- 3. An introduction to the Socratics : Socrates and Xenophon -- 4. Plato part I : the "early" and "middle" dialogues -- 5. Plato part II : the "late" dialogues -- 6. Aristotle part I : ethics -- 7. Aristotle part II : politics (high and low) -- 8. Aristotle part III : economics -- 9. Conclusion.
Arising from a disenchantment with mainstream economics--a dissatisfaction that is widespread today--A Short History of Ethics and Economics sketches the emergence and decline of the ethical tradition of economics and the crisis of modern economics. In doing so, James Alvey focuses on four of the leading ancient Greek thinkers: Socrates, Xenophon, Plato and Aristotle.