This book studies the development of ideas on freedom, coercion and power in the history of economic thought.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Part I. Compulsion and the Will: Three Ancient Traditions: 1.The Aristotelian tradition; 2. The Roman law tradition; 3. The Augustinian tradition; Part II. Need as Compulsion: The Scholastic Paradigm: 4. Loans and usury; 5. Price and market manipulation; 6. Need and the will in buying and selling; 7. Labor and wages; Part III. Rejection and Revival in Postscholastic Thought: 8. Hobbes: the antithesis; 9. The economics of natural law; 10. The neoclassical system and its critics; Bibliography; Index.
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