History of Economic Rationalities

Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority

Jakob Bek-Thomsen (Editor), Christian O. Christiansen (Editor), Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen (Editor), Mikkel Thorup (Editor)

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Abstract

This book concentrates upon how economic rationalities have been embedded into particular historical practices, cultures, and moral systems. Through multiple case-studies, situated in different historical contexts of the modern West, the book shows that the development of economic rationalities takes place in the meeting with other regimes of thought, values, and moral discourses.
The book offers new and refreshing insights, ranging from the development of early economic thinking to economic aspects and concepts in the works of classical thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Karl Marx, to the role of economic reasoning in contemporary policies of art and health care. With economic rationalities as the read thread, the reader is offered a unique chance of historical self-awareness and recollection of how economic rationality became the powerful ideological and moral force that it is today.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-52814-4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319528151
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Bek-Thomsen, J., Christiansen, C. O., Jacobsen, S. G., & Thorup, M. (Eds.) (2017). History of Economic Rationalities: Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority. Cham: Springer.