Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy

Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy

by Mary L. Hirschfeld

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674986404
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 11/26/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 534,380
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mary L. Hirschfeld is Associate Professor of Economics and Theology in the Department of the Humanities, Villanova University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 To Serve God or Mammon? The Dialogue between Theology and Economics 1

2 The Rational Choice Model and Its Limitations 34

3 Happiness and the Distinctively Human Exercise of Practical Reason: The Metaphysical Backdrop 68

4 Happiness and the Distinctively Human Exercise of Practical Reason: Virtue and Prudence 95

5 Economic Life as Ordered to Happiness 118

6 From Liberality to Justice: Aquinas's Teachings on Private Property 161

7 Toward a Humane Economy: A Pragmatic Approach 191

Notes 219

Acknowledgments 259

Index 263

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