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

Author: Albert O Hirschman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 20th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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This text reconstructs the intellectual climate of the 17th and 18th centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man. The book offers an interpretation of the rise of capitalism that emphasizes the continuities between old and new, in contrast to the assumption of a  Read more...
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Hirschman, Albert O.
Passions and the interests.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997, ©1977
(DLC) 96029551
(OCoLC)35770814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert O Hirschman
ISBN: 1400812089 9781400812080 9781400822232 1400822238 1400848512 9781400848515
OCLC Number: 52223451
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 153 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. How the interests were called upon to counteract the passions --
pt. 2. How economic expansion was expected to improve the political order --
pt. 3. Reflections on an episode in intellectual history.
Responsibility: Albert O. Hirschman.

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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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Winner of the 2003 Benjamin E. Lippincott Award "Hirschman's volume stands as a principal contribution to the growing literature that is beginning to reshape our understanding of the legitimating Read more...

 
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