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The moral dimension : toward a new economics

Author: Amitai Etzioni
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Condemning a society guided solely by economic self-interest, the author argues for the establishment of "socioeconomics," a system that would utilize broader moral and social concerns to regulate economic behavior.
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Etzioni, Amitai.
Moral dimension.
New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1988
(OCoLC)654379493
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amitai Etzioni
ISBN: 0029099005 9780029099001 0029099013 9780029099018
OCLC Number: 17413331
Notes: Includes indexes.
APPE gift.
Description: xvi, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: New Paradigm : underlying themes --
pt. I. Pleasure, altruism, and the great X --
Substantive differences: moral not equal pleasure --
Some evidence: people act unselfishly --
Irreducibility of moral behavior --
pt. II. Normative-affective factors --
How inefficient: the scope of intra-cognitive limitation --
What is rational --
Instrumental rationality: supportive condition --
Thoughtless rationality (rules of thumb) --
pt. III. Collective (macro) rationality --
Encapsulated competition --
Political power and intra-market relations --
In conclusion: policy and moral implications.
Responsibility: Amitai Etzioni.

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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.  Read more...

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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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