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The passions and the interests : political arguments for capitalism before its triumph

Author: Albert O Hirschman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Series: Princeton classic editions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Princeton Classics editionView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests--so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice--was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man. Hirschman here offers a new interpretation for the rise of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hirschman, Albert O.
Passions and the interests.
(DLC) 2013944234
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert O Hirschman
ISBN: 9781400848515 1400848512
OCLC Number: 861532605
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages)
Contents: Part one. How the interests were called upon to counteract the passions --
part two. How economic expansion was expected to improve the political order --
part three. Reflections on an episode in intellectual history.
Series Title: Princeton classic editions.
Responsibility: Albert O. Hirschman ; foreword by Amartya Sen ; with a new afterword by Jeremy Adelman.
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Reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests - so  Read more...

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