In December 1994, social scientists from the fields of economics, philosophy, political science and anthropology attended a workshop to discuss the current state of the economics-ethics nexus by way of examining both past and contemporary practice.
The proceedings of this conference presented a wide variety of attitudes and included an examination of economics and ethics:
* from an economist's and a philosopher's perspective
* in order to assess the contemporary implications of the relationship
* in the late 19th century against the background of a long utilitarian tradition
This is a set of stimulating reflections by practitioners - including Chen Liew Ten, Bob Coats and Geoffrey Brennan - on the tricky associations between economics and ethics.
"...this is an excellent volume...utterly engaging and intellectually challenging. This volume deserves the widest possible audience by way of readership....one must be grateful to Peter Groenewegen who has done a superb job as editor and to Routledge for bringing it to the academic community audience." Thomas A. Boylan, History of Economic Ideas. 1998/2