Legacy of Scholasticism in Economic Thought: Antecedents of Choice and Power

Legacy of Scholasticism in Economic Thought: Antecedents of Choice and Power

by Odd Langholm
     
 

This book studies the development of ideas on freedom, coercion and power in the history of economic thought.See more details below

Overview

This book studies the development of ideas on freedom, coercion and power in the history of economic thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521621595
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series
Pages:
227
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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