The Values of Economics: An Aristotelian Perspective by Irene Van StaverenThe Values of Economics: An Aristotelian Perspective by Irene Van Staveren

The Values of Economics: An Aristotelian Perspective

byIrene Van StaverenEditorIrene Van Staveren

Paperback | July 10, 2001

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In hisEthics, Aristotle argued that human beings try to further a variety of values by balancing them, stating that people try to find a middle road between excess and deficiency. The author develops and applies this idea to the values of economics, arguing that in the economy; freedom, justice and care are also balanced to further ends with scarce means. Freedom is furthered through market exchange, justice through a redistributive role of the state, and care through mutual gifts of labour and sharing of resources in the economy.
The book argues that economics is, and has always been, about human values, which guide, enable, constrain and change economic behaviour.
Title:The Values of Economics: An Aristotelian PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:July 10, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415241839

ISBN - 13:9780415241830


Table of Contents

1. The Missing Ethical Capabilities of Rational Economic Man  2. Paradoxes of Value  3. Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite  4. Beyond the Highway of Modern Economics  5. Hypotheses on Economic Role Combination  6. Toward an Aristotelian Economics  7. Institutional Mediation Between Value Domains