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Economics and Ethics?

Edited By Peter Groenewegen Copyright 1996
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    1. Introduction Peter Groenewegen2. Ethics and Economics: An Economist's Perspective Robert Rowthorn3. Ethics and Economics: A Philosopher's Perspective Chen Liew Ten4. From Divine Corporation to a System of Justice: Adventures in Individual Motivation and Social Outcome, With Hutcheson, Hume and Smith Jeremy Shearmur Comment: Ethics, Commerce and the Scottish School Louis Haddad, 5. Utilitarianism, Oxford Idealsim, and Cambridge Economics Bob Coats Comment: No Matter of Regret. The Cambridge Critique(s) of Jevon's Hedonics Michael White 6. The Economist's Approach to Ethics: A Late Twentieth Century View Geoffrey Brennan Comment: On Ethics and Economic Science Flora Gill 7. O Tempores O Mores! Economics as the Ethics of Our Times Yanis Varoufakis 8. Morality and the Culture of the Market Diane Austin-Broos


    Peter Groenewegen

    "...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