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Economics and Humanities


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The ‘Economics and Humanities’ series presents the economic wisdom of the humanities and arts. Its volumes gather the economic senses sheltered and revealed by some of the most excellent sources within philosophy, poetry, art, and story-telling. By re-rooting economics in its original domain these contributions allow economic phenomena and their meanings to come into the open more fully; indeed, they allow to ask anew the question "What is economics?". Economic truth is thus shown to arise from the Human rather than the Market.

Readers will gain a foundational understanding of a humanities-based economics and find their economic sensibility enriched. They should turn to this series if they are interested in questions such as: What are the economic consequences of rooting economic Truth in the Human? What is the purpose of a humanities-based economics? What is the proper meaning of the "oikos", and how does it arise? What are the true meanings of wealth and poverty, gain and loss, capital and productivity? In what sense is economic reasoning with words more fundamental than reasoning with numbers? What is the dimension and measure of human dwelling in the material world?

These volumes address themselves to all those who are interested in sources and foundations for economic wisdom. Students and academics who are fundamentally dissatisfied with the state of economics and worried that its crisis undermines society will find this series of interest.

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Mapping Mainstream Economics Genealogical Foundations of Alternativity

Mapping Mainstream Economics: Genealogical Foundations of Alternativity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Georg N. Schäfer, Sören E. Schuster
May 27, 2022

Mapping Mainstream Economics: Genealogical Foundations of Alternativity seeks to establish a definition of the mainstream economics, and by extension the alternatives to it, by adopting a genealogical approach: tracing the methodological development of the economic mainstream through its ancestry, ...

Foundations for a Humanitarian Economy Re-thinking Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy

Foundations for a Humanitarian Economy: Re-thinking Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy

1st Edition

By William D. Bishop
March 22, 2022

The modern global economy and discipline of economics place mathematical calculation above human concern. However, a re-reading of Boethius’ The Consolation of Philosophy can positively highlight the contrast in values and spirit of the early medieval European world with our own scientific age. ...

Capital in the History of Accounting and Economic Thought Capitalism, Ecology and Democracy

Capital in the History of Accounting and Economic Thought: Capitalism, Ecology and Democracy

1st Edition

By Jacques Richard, Alexandre Rambaud
November 30, 2021

Starting with the first "scientific" economists such as Cantillon (1755) and Quesnay (1758) and ending with Piketty (2019), this book explores the treatment of the concept of capital in the history of accounting and economic thought. The work provides a rare juxtaposition of the reasoning, ...

Economics, Accounting and the True Nature of Capitalism Capitalism, Ecology and Democracy

Economics, Accounting and the True Nature of Capitalism: Capitalism, Ecology and Democracy

1st Edition

By Jacques Richard, Alexandre Rambaud
November 30, 2021

Almost all economists, whether classical, neoclassical or Marxist, have failed in their analyses of capitalism to consider the underpinning systems of accounting. This book draws attention to this lacuna, focusing specifically on the concept of capital: a major concept that dominates all teaching ...

Humanitarian Ecological Economics and Accounting Capitalism, Ecology and Democracy

Humanitarian Ecological Economics and Accounting: Capitalism, Ecology and Democracy

1st Edition

By Jacques Richard, Alexandre Rambaud
November 18, 2021

The strict conversation of financial capital allows accountants to preserve capitalism in its current form. Thus, building a more humane economy will require a new accounting model. Humanitarian Ecological Economics and Accounting: Capitalism, Ecology and Democracy argues for the adoption of ...

Philosophy of Economics A Heterodox Introduction

Philosophy of Economics: A Heterodox Introduction

1st Edition

By Oliver Schlaudt
October 28, 2021

Philosophy of Economics: A Heterodox Introduction provides an introduction to the philosophy of economics through the prism of heterodoxy. Heterodox economics covers a range of approaches and schools of thought but what they have as a common denominator is the conviction that economic phenomena ...

The Economics of Values, Ideals and Organizations

The Economics of Values, Ideals and Organizations

1st Edition

By Luigino Bruni
March 19, 2021

Values-based organizations are institutions, communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which are inspired by a mission or a vocation – for these groups it is their ideals which are most important to them and economics does not have a way to incorporate that into its analysis. This book ...

The Ethics of Economic Responsibility

The Ethics of Economic Responsibility

1st Edition

By Ralf Lüfter
December 10, 2020

The Ethics of Economic Responsibility raises fundamental ethical questions related to the conceptualization of economic responsibility, that is: the imperative to fulfil certain economic obligations. It builds on a basic characterization of the question of ethics in order to introduce ...

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