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Natural Law, Economics, and the Common Good: Perspectives from Natural Law

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In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and ongoing debt-related troubles there have been widespread calls to put banking and economic activity on a secure ethical foundation, either by regulation or through voluntary reform. In this volume a distinguished set of authors explore various economic, philosophical, and ethical ideas from historical, contemporary, and future-looking perspectives. At the core are two related ideas much mentioned but far more rarely examined: the idea of natural law and that of the ...
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Overview

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and ongoing debt-related troubles there have been widespread calls to put banking and economic activity on a secure ethical foundation, either by regulation or through voluntary reform. In this volume a distinguished set of authors explore various economic, philosophical, and ethical ideas from historical, contemporary, and future-looking perspectives. At the core are two related ideas much mentioned but far more rarely examined: the idea of natural law and that of the common good.In these essays the foundations and meaning of these notions are carefully studied and put to work in examining the nature and scope of ethics in relation to global economics.
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"The scope of the essays is very wide, including as it does contributions on Adam Smith, China, Globalism, the politics of responsibility and monetary order in a free society."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845403102
  • Publisher: Imprint Academic
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Gregg writes and speaks on questions of political economy, ethics in finance, and economic history. He is Director of Research at the Acton Institute and a consultant for Oxford Analytica Ltd. He holds an MA in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a DPhil in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford. Dr. Gregg is the author of several books.

Harold James, who holds a joint appointment as Professor of International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, and as Marie Curie Professor at the European University Institute in Florence, studies economic and financial history and modern German history. He was educated at Cambridge University (PhD, 1982) and was a Fellow of Peterhouse for eight years before moving to Princeton University in 1986. Professor James books is the author of a number of books.

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