This classic text, first published in 1893, was the first attempt to present a view of the relations of philosophy and economics through the whole of their history. In tracing the history of this relationship the author begins by examining the work of the ancient philosophers and continues with the followers of the theory of natural law. He then explores the utilitarian economics and the ‘idealistic economics’. This title will be of interest to students of the history of economic thought.
Introduction; Part One: Ancient Philosophy; 1. Plato 2. Aristotle 3. Stoics and Epicureans 4. Christianity; Part Two: Modern Philosophy: Natural Law; 1. Precursors of Grotius 2. Grotius 3. Hobbes 4. Harrington 5. Locke 6. David Hume 7. Physiocrats 8. Adam Smith 9. Natural Rights and the Rule of Nature; Part Three: Modern Philosophy: Utilitarian Economics; 1. Malthus 2. Bentham and James Mill 3. J. S. Mill; Part Four: Modern Philosophy: Idealistic Economics; 1. Kant 2. Fichte 3. Krause 4. Hegel; Part Five: Modern Philosophy: Materialistic Economics and Evolution; 1. Karl, Marx, Engels, Lassalle 2. Epilogue 3. Summary; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1925 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the history of economic thought. The volumes encompass many different schools of economic thought, with a focus on individual economic thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith and Piero Sraffa. This set will be of interest to students of economics, particularly students of the history of economic thought.