Institutional Economics and the Theory of Social Value: Essays in Honor of Marc R. Tool: Essays in Honor of Marc R. Tool / Edition 1

Institutional Economics and the Theory of Social Value: Essays in Honor of Marc R. Tool: Essays in Honor of Marc R. Tool / Edition 1

by Charles M.A. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792396065

ISBN-13: 9780792396062

Pub. Date: 07/31/1995

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The starting point of the essays in Institutional Economics and the Theory of Social Value is Marc Tool's seminal work in the field: the essays thus honor Tool by extending his analysis and ideas.
The essays are loosely grouped under three headings: the theory of social value; the instrumental value principle; and extensions of Toolian themes. Many of

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The starting point of the essays in Institutional Economics and the Theory of Social Value is Marc Tool's seminal work in the field: the essays thus honor Tool by extending his analysis and ideas.
The essays are loosely grouped under three headings: the theory of social value; the instrumental value principle; and extensions of Toolian themes. Many of the issues discussed are fundamentally important to institutional economics as well as to the social sciences in general. Among them are social value, valuation, instrumentalism, pragmatism, post-modernism, and critical rhetoric. The book balances theoretical essays with ones that deal with actual problems in economics and policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792396062
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
07/31/1995
Edition description:
1995
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Marc R. Tool's contributions to institutional economics; P.D. Bush. 2. From natural value to social value; C.M.A. Clark. 3. Institutionalism and value theory: an identity crisis? G. Parker Foster. 4. The urgency of social value theory in postmodern capitalism; D. Brown. 5. Pragmatism as a normative theory of social value and economic ethics; L.E. Hill, R.M. Traub. 6. Efficiency versus equity: a false dichotomy? G. Atkinson. 7. The instrumental value principle and its role; W.J. Samuels. 8. The instrumental efficiency of social value theory; E.S. Miller. 9. Instrumental valuation in a democratic society; P.A. Klein. 10. Compulsive shift of cultural blind drift? literary theory, critical rhetoric, feminist theory and institutional economics; W.T. Waller. 11. Structural change and the compulsive shift to institutional analysis; C.J. Whalen. 12. Beyond technology to democracy: The Tool legacy in instrumentalism; W.M. Dugger. 13. Marc Tool's social value theory and the family; J.B. Stanfield, J.R. Stanfield. 14. Market failure and regulatory reform: energy and telecommunications networks as a case study; H.M. Trebing. 15. Thorstein Veblen: science, revolution and the persistence of atavistic continuities; R. Tilman. References. About the authors. Author index. Subject index.

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