Until the time of Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill, philosophers generally held economics to be an integral element of moral philosophy. These days, the language of values—moral, aesthetic, and cognitive—dominates philosophic discourse, even though contemporary philosophers rarely hold economics to be integral to moral philosophy. Examining the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche and the art of Marcel Proust, Edward Andrew provides the first sustained critical analysis of values discourse, an analysis that deconstructs its content and its form.
Author Biography: Edward G. Andrew is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of "Shylock's Rights: A Grammar of Lockian Claims" and "Closing the Iron Cage: The Scientific Management of Leisure".