1st Edition

Architectures of Economic Subjectivity
The Philosophical Foundations of the Subject in the History of Economic Thought

ISBN 9781138686502
Published June 20, 2016 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

The history of European economic thought has long been written by those seeking to prove or disprove the truth-value of the theories they describe. This work takes a different approach. It explores the philosophical groundwork of the theoretical structure within which economic subjects are presented. Demonstrating how the subjects of economic texts tend to be defined in and through their relationship to knowledge, this study addresses the epistemological constitution of subjectivity in economic thought.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading Economics Philosophically, or, the Subject of Economics  1. Ricardo's Architectonic: Subjectivity and the Hierarchy of Knowledge  2. Subjectivity Through the Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith's Tangential Reasoning  3. The Static Subjects of General Equilibrium Theory: Walras and the Temporality of 'Pure Economics'  4. The Continuity of Uncertain Time: Marshall and Keynes and Rejoinder to General Equilibrium Theory  5. The Economist as Subject: Radical Apriorism in the work of Mises and Hayek  Conclusion: Subjects Beyond the Architectonic

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Sonya Scott completed her PhD at York University, Toronto, Canada