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A short history of ethics and economics : the Greeks

Author: Jim Alvey
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2011.
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Arising from a disenchantment with mainstream economics - a dissatisfaction that is widespread today - A Short History of Economics and Ethics sketches the emergence and decline of the ethical tradition of economics and the crisis of modern economics. In doing so, James Alvey focuses on four of the leading ancient Greek thinkers: Socrates, Xenophon, Plato and Aristotle. The author uses insights from Amartya Sen's  Read more...
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Alvey, Jim.
Short history of ethics and economics.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar, ©2011
(DLC) 2011927282
(OCoLC)751804321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Alvey
ISBN: 9780857938121 0857938126 1847202012 9781847202017
OCLC Number: 763159342
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1: Introduction; 2: An introduction to ancient Greek political economy; 3: An introduction to the Socratics: Socrates and Xenophon; 4: Plato part I: the 'early' and 'middle' dialogues; 5: Plato part III: the 'late' dialogues; 6: Aristotle part I: ethics; 7: Aristotle part II: politics (high and low); 8: Aristotle part III: economics; 9: Conclusion; References; Index.
Responsibility: James E. Alvey.

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