Ethical Economy

History of Economic Rationalities

Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority

Editors: Bek-Thomsen, J., Christiansen, C.O., Gaarsmand Jacobsen, S., Thorup, M. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a whole new intellectual and cultural history of economic rationality
  • Contributes significantly to a 'new' intellectual history of economic thought
  • Includes compelling insights into specific historical case-studies, ranging from early-modern economic thought to John Locke to contemporary forms of economic rationalities in health care and the arts
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This book concentrates upon how economic rationalities have been embedded into particular historical practices, cultures, and moral systems. Through multiple case-studies, situated in different historical contexts of the modern West, the book shows that the development of economic rationalities takes place in the meeting with other regimes of thought, values, and moral discourses.
The book offers new and refreshing insights, ranging from the development of early economic thinking to economic aspects and concepts in the works of classical thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Karl Marx, to the role of economic reasoning in contemporary policies of art and health care. With economic rationalities as the read thread, the reader is offered a unique chance of historical self-awareness and recollection of how economic rationality became the powerful ideological and moral force that it is today.

About the authors

Jakob Bek-Thomsen is an intellectual historian working with the history of science and the history of economic thought. He obtained his PhD in 2013 from Aarhus University where he is now working as assistant professor.
Christian Olaf Christiansen, Ph.D., is currently working on his second post.doc. He is specialized in the history of American economic and political thought. His first soleauthored book, Progressive Business – An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society, is to be published by Oxford University Press in November 2015.
Stefan Gaardsmand Jacobsen, Ph.D., also part of the ECORA research project. He has published numerous articles on the intellectual history of economics, European conceptions of China, ideas of natural order, and the French physiocrats political economy.

Mikkel Thorup is Associate professor in the history of political thought, University of Aarhus, Denmark, and the author of several books including An intellectual History of Terror (2010), The Total Enemy (2014) and Pro Bono? (2015). Directs the research projects ‘Economic Rationalities’ and ‘Contested Property Claims’.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History of Economic Rationalities
Book Subtitle
Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority
Editors
  • Jakob Bek-Thomsen
  • Christian Olaf Christiansen
  • Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen
  • Mikkel Thorup
Series Title
Ethical Economy
Series Volume
54
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52815-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52815-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52814-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84992-8
Series ISSN
2211-2707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 140
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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