Beliefs in Action: Economic Philosophy and Social Change

Beliefs in Action: Economic Philosophy and Social Change

by Eduardo Giannetti Da Fonseca
     
 

This book is concerned with the role of economic philosophy ('ideas') in the processes of belief-formation and social change.See more details below

Overview

This book is concerned with the role of economic philosophy ('ideas') in the processes of belief-formation and social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521393065
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The War of Ideas; 1. From Hume to Hayek; 2. The scientific challenge to economic philosophy I; 3. The scientific challenge to economic philosophy, II; 4. Economic man and man-machine; 5. The logic of the economic situation; 6. The passions of the imagination I; 7. The passions of the imagination II; Conclusion to part I; Part II. Patterns of misunderstanding; 8. Understanding misunderstandings; 9. Contracts and traps; 10. On the misuse of language; 11. Errors and illusions; 12. The protection of belief; 13. On misunderstanding Malthus; 14. Ideas into politics I; 15. Ideas into politics II; Conclusion to part II; Notes, Bibliography; Index.

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