The Moral Rhetoric of Political Economy: Justice and Modern Economic Thought


This book provides an analysis of the work of Adam Smith and Milton Friedman. It argues that these authors use argumentative and narrative depictions of character to reinforce a sense of societal decorum as a stabilizing foundation for their theories.
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"Turpin brings a fresh and important interpretation to the history of moral thought embedded in political economy. This book presents an impressive multi-disciplinary argument that is provocative, convincing, and consistent with what other observers have noted about the ills of a society modeled on an eighteenth-century ideal…" – Donald E. Frey, Wake Forest University (EH.Net, June 2011)

‘A multidisciplinary perspective that proves expertise in both economy and philosophy, and can be a useful reading for scholars in those fields, as well as for those interested in the general problem of justice and its moral, economic, social and rhetoric implications.’ – Sergiu Bãlan, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, The Journal of Philosophical Economics, (6:1) 2012

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043709554
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Turpin is Assistant Professor of Communication at University of the Pacific, USA.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Moral Rhetoric and Political Economy 2. Sympathy and Justice in Theory Of Moral Sentiments 3. Sympathy and Moral Horizons in Wealth of Nations 4. The Subordination of Distributive Justice in Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom 5. The Materialization of Distributive Justice 6. Recognition and the Relational Demands of Distributive Justice 7. Recognition and the Problem of Solidarity

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