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The Theory of the Individual in Economics: Identity and Value / Edition 1
     

The Theory of the Individual in Economics: Identity and Value / Edition 1

by John B Davis, B. Davis John
 

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ISBN-10: 0415202205

ISBN-13: 9780415202206

Pub. Date: 05/30/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart come down to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorise it. This superb book remedies this oversight.
The new approach put forward by Davis is to pay

Overview

The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart come down to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorise it. This superb book remedies this oversight.
The new approach put forward by Davis is to pay more attention to what moral philosophy may offer us in the study of personal identity, self consciousness and will. This crosses the traditional boundaries of economics and will shed new light on the distinction between positive and normative analysis in economics. With both heterodox and orthodox economics receiving a thorough analysis from Davis, this book is at once inclusive and revealing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415202206
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Series:
Routledge Advances in Social Economics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements, 1. Framing the Issues Part 1 - Orthodox Economics 2. The Atomistic Individual 3. Re-identification: Preferences and Human Capital 4. Individuation: Multiple Selves 5. After the fall: The machinery of choice Part II - Heterodox Economics 6. The Embedded Individual 7. Individuation: Collective intentionality 8. Re-identification: Capabilities 9. Before the fall: Value in economics 10. Revising the issues, References, Index

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