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Title History of economic rationalities : economic reasoning as knowledge and practice authority / Jakob Bek-Thomsen, Christian Olaf Christiansen, Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen, Mikkel Thorup, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Ethical economy : studies in economic ethics and philosophy ; volume 54
Ethical economy ; v. 54.
Springer Religion and Philosophy eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents About the Authors; Chapter 1: Introduction; Bibliography; Chapter 2: From "Permutation of Commodities" to the Praise of "Doux Commerce." Changes in Economic Rationality in Early Modern Times; 2.1 A Mere "Permutation of Commodities"; 2.2 Utilitarian Conversion: Economy as Part of Politics; 2.3 The Praise of "Doux Commerce"; 2.4 Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 3: "The Nutrition of a Commonwealth:" On Hobbes's Economic Thought; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Human Nature and Methodological Individualism; 3.3 Political Science; 3.4 The Nutrition of a Commonwealth; 3.5 Conclusion; Bibliography.
Chapter 4: Circulation of Blood and Money in Leviathan -- Hobbes on the Economy of the Body; 4.1 Introduction: The Mint of the Body and the Heart of the State; 4.2 The Living Body of the Leviathan; 4.3 The Economy of the Leviathan; 4.4 Health, Balance and Civil War; 4.5 Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Profits and Morals in Leon Battista Alberti's I libri della famiglia; Bibliography; Chapter 6: The Meanings of Work in John Locke; 6.1 Labour and Original Labour; 6.2 The Labour of Division; 6.3 Improved Labour; 6.4 Conclusion; Bibliography.
Chapter 7: Financial Reasoning in The Midst of Revolution and Wars: Merchants and Bankers Between Paris, London, and Amsterdam, 1789-1810; 7.1 Economic Reasoning and Political Constraints: Thomas Coutts and Francis Baring During French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1801); 7.2 Hottinguer and His Dutch Clients: The Forced Diversification of Investment (1801-1807); 7.3 Conclusions; Bibliography; Chapter 8: Prose Genre and the Emergence of Modern Economic Reasoning in Eighteenth-Century Britain; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Transitioning to Early Modern Conceptions of Science and Language.
8.3 Transitioning to New Concepts of Prose Discourse; 8.4 The Proper Genre for Economic Writings -- Representational Choices and Analytic Modes; 8.5 The Link Between Prose Genres and Authoritative Reasoning; 8.6 Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 9: Political Economy and Its Public Contenders 1820-1850; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 The Struggle to Establish a Political Science; 9.3 British Critique; 9.4 French Critique; 9.5 Rationalities, Interests and Competing Sciences; 9.6 Concluding Remarks; Bibliography.
Chapter 10: The Promissory Self -- Credit and Debt Rationalities in the Work and Life of Karl Marx; 10.1 A "Good" Man; 10.2 Letter to a Friend; 10.3 The Measure of Self; Bibliography; Chapter 11: Democratic Governance: A Genealogy; Bibliography; Chapter 12: The Economic De-Legitimization and Legitimization of Arts Policies 1970-1985; 12.1 Introduction; 12.2 Evaluating the Arts Council; 12.3 Preferences and Political Values; 12.4 Consumer Sovereignty and Merit Goods; 12.5 Conclusion; Bibliography.
Summary This book concentrates upon how economic rationalities have been embedded into particular historical practices, cultures, and moral systems. Through multiple case-studies, situated in different historical contexts of the modern West, the book shows that the development of economic rationalities takes place in the meeting with other regimes of thought, values, and moral discourses. The book offers new and refreshing insights, ranging from the development of early economic thinking to economic aspects and concepts in the works of classical thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Karl Marx, to the role of economic reasoning in contemporary policies of art and health care. With economic rationalities as the read thread, the reader is offered a unique chance of historical self-awareness and recollection of how economic rationality became the powerful ideological and moral force that it is today.
Other author Bek-Thomsen, Jakob, editor.
Christiansen, Christian, editor.
Jacobsen, Stefan Gaarsmand, editor.
Thorup, Mikkel, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Economics -- History.
Economics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319528151 (electronic bk.)
3319528157 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-52815-1