Personalist Economics

Moral Convictions, Economic Realities, and Social Action

Authors: O'Boyle, Edward J.

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Personalist Economics: Moral Convictions, Economic Realities, and Social Action examines the nature of the worker and consumer from a personalist perspective, comparing that body of knowledge to what is received from conventional economics. A running theme throughout this book is that personalist economics is attentive to both aspects of human material need - physical need and the need for work as such - in a way that does not disregard human wants. Accordingly, this book is more concerned about the philosophical base and description of the economy's significant characteristics than social economic policy.
Personalist Economics explores four dimensions of particularly acute human physical need: unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and death. In addressing these four aspects of need, the book delves into the second and third domains of social economics: description of the significant characteristics of the economy, and social economic policy. In the same way, Personalist Economics explores two types of economic cooperation - supra-firm alliances and inter-firm partnerships - as means for addressing certain aspects of human material need. This book concludes with a lengthy discussion of the challenges facing personalist economics in the years ahead.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Personalist Economics: Reconstructing Economics on Different Philosophical Premises

    O’Boyle, Edward J.

    Pages 3-13

  • Justice and Charity: The Bulwark of Human Well-Being

    O’Boyle, Edward J.

    Pages 15-31

  • Meeting Physical Need and Satisfying Human Wants

    O’Boyle, Edward J.

    Pages 35-47

  • The Need for Self-Expression and the Need to Belong

    O’Boyle, Edward J.

    Pages 49-61

  • The Capitalist System and Unmet Human Material Need

    O’Boyle, Edward J.

    Pages 63-72

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5036-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Personalist Economics
Book Subtitle
Moral Convictions, Economic Realities, and Social Action
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-6167-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-6167-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8146-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5036-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 230
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