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The moral dimension : toward a new economics

Author: Amitai Etzioni
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, 1990, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Provides a new framework for a comprehensive, ethical and realistic approach to the social sciences, blending elements of psychology, philosophy and sociology with economics.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amitai Etzioni
ISBN: 0029099013 9780029099018
OCLC Number: 22542142
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The new paradigm: underlying themes --
Part 1. Beyond pleasure: the case for deontological social sciences. Pleasure, altruism, and the great x --
Substantive differences: moral not equal pleasure --
Some evidence: people act unselfishly --
The irreducibility of moral behavior --
Part 2. Beyond rationalism: the role of values and emotions. Normative-affective factors --
How inefficient? The scope of intra-cognitive limitations --
What is rational? --
Instrumental rationality: supportive condition --
Thoughtless rationality (Rules of thumb) --
Part 3. Beyond radical individualism: the role of community and power. Collective (macro) rationality --
Encapsulated competition --
Political power and intra-market relations --
In conclusion: policy and moral implications.
Responsibility: Amitai Etzioni.

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Harvey Cox Harvard Divinity School Shows that unless economics and moral values are considered together, we will understand neither. Etzioni has built a sturdy bridge not only between economic theory Read more...

 
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