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Approximating prudence : Aristotelian practical wisdom and economic models of choice

Author: Andrew Yuengert
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Perspectives from social economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a unique undertaking, Andrew Yuengert explores and describes the limits to the economic model ofthe humanbeing.He develops a careful accoun of human action and motivation known as a "background account" that is both non-mathematical and comprehensive. Approximating Prudence provides an alternative account of human choice, to which economic models can be compared.Yuengert emphasizes those aspects which are most  Read more...
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Yuengert, Andrew, 1960-
Approximating prudence.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2012005664
(OCoLC)777251277
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Yuengert
ISBN: 9781137063175 1137063173
OCLC Number: 809796457
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 229 p.) : ill.
Contents: Practical wisdom and economic models of choice --
Is there anything economics cannot do? The need for a background account --
Practical wisdom, or thinking about what to do --
Objective functions and the goals of human action --
Risk, uncertainty, and contingency --
Virtue, or self-government in decision making --
Putting it all together: the synthetic character of practical wisdom --
Where does practical wisdom reside? --
An economics mindful of larger worlds.
Series Title: Perspectives from social economics.
Responsibility: Andrew M. Yuengert.

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