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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 16–43.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Harro Maas This essay examines the importance of an accounting culture for the rise of marginalism in Victorian England. I trace the use of accounting tools in family and private life to fend off uncertainties in the market and to enhance moral control of the self, examining the use of diaristic...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (3): 451–468.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Maria Pia Paganelli Adam Smith's account of commercial societies as societies of strangers may be read as a moral defense of commercial societies. A society of strangers can be a fostering environment for moral development. Smith's account of moral development echoes his contemporaries' accounts...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 231–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Shiri Cohen Kaminitz The concept of utility, which stood at the heart of J. S. Mill’s utilitarian moral philosophy, played only a minor role in his account of economics. The economic idea of (individual) utility, as is well known, neither inspired Mill directly nor excited his attention when...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 June 2018
... a larger account of commercial and political life. Moreover, in the American case in particular, this larger vision understood economic life as a potentially transient chapter of life, one that served the larger and more permanent moral, civic, and political components. This paper concludes by challenging...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 88–113.
Published: 01 December 2008
...—and the historical relevance of the debates and the intellectual and factual work preceding and following those debates. This cross-analysis, which takes into account both sides of the question, that is, both the solid faith of people who see themselves as belonging to the cultural framework of Catholic moral...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 324–326.
Published: 01 December 2021
... publications are, again with Andrej Svoren ík, Fraught with Controversy : Organizing Expertise against Contingent Valuation (2017), and Monitoring the Self: François-Marc-Louis Naville and His Moral Tables (2020). This last article is part of his current project Moral Accounting Matters funded...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 335–346.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and domestic accounting, 21, Consumption skills, 297, 308 23, 25–26 Copeland, Morris A., 92, 100, 131, Eliot’s use of, 26–28 140, 191 Jevons’s use of, 28–31 Coursey, Donald, 271n2, 279–81, and moral algebra, 34–35, 39 284n30...
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History of Political Economy (1998) 30 (3): 489–513.
Published: 01 September 1998
... motivates a per- son when other people are involved. To see this connection, we must investigate how Smith proposes to ethically evaluate a character. The Moral Accountability of Prudence and Selfishness There is hardly any problem in ascribing a moral value to selfishness. As it is a general...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (1): 83–116.
Published: 01 March 1997
... moral accountability can be assigned because the market involves the interaction of atomistic economic agents who exert no significant individual influence over market outcomes. Moreover, a wage-driven approach to exchange-value determination calls for more than just a de facto imposition...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (5): 921–934.
Published: 01 October 2022
... account of the experience of moral judgment led them to face the same central problem. This problem, as noted by Michael B. Gill ( 2014b ), Fonna Forman-Barzilai ( 2010 ), Jack Russell Weinstein ( 2013 ), and others, was the problem of moral pluralism: What if, as a matter of empirical fact, humans have...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 505–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., 291) appears to suggest the former, referring to the collateral inquiries as “of equal impor- tance” but resting on separate hypotheses “formed concerning the founda- tion of morals.” This suggests that custom and fashion are considered as alternative accounts of morality and then rejected...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 471–492.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to act in such a way that an “impartial spectator” would approve of our conduct (III.2.6/116). This familiar account of moral judgment does not mean that there is no variation.29 Smith devotes a whole part of the Moral Sentiments to exactly this issue. While he admits that virtues differ...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (2): 399–403.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Paul Oslington Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy . By Hirschfeld Mary . Harvard University Press , 2018 . 288 pp. $45.00 . Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 References Anscombe G. E. M. 1958 . “ Modern Moral Philosophy .” Philosophy...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (2): 365–382.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., I suggest that the most favorable account of the presence of self-interest is found in The Theory of Moral Sentiments rather than in The Wealth of Nations. The account of self-interest in the Correspondence may be addressed to Maria Pia Paganelli, Department of Economics, Yeshiva...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 June 2006
...: Clarendon Press. Cohen, A. 2000 . The Notion of Moral Progress in Hume's Philosophy. Hume Studies 26 : 109 -27. Cunningham, A. 2005 . David Hume's Account of Luxury. Journal of the History of Economic Thought 27 : 231 -50. Danford, J. 1990 . David Hume and the Problem of Reason...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 1995
... / Smith as an Early Pioneer 441 This consideration points to a general difficulty with Smith’s doctrine of the invisible hand.I5 Here I will make a limited effort to illustrate it by discussing Smith’s account in Moral Sentiments of the formation of general moral rules.I6 In part 3, Smith...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 212–230.
Published: 01 January 1997
... accounts stood invisibly atop the heap of published balance sheets in the financial journals, the accounts that were available for all to see were organized beneath them in an informal moral hierarchy. Emerg­ 4. On the latter case, see “Balance-Sheets Published by Private Banks,” Banker’s Magazine...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 1997
... which are driven by purely mechanical causes” (Turgot 1774, 671; trans. mine).3 Second, Turgot believed that only the explanation in terms of moral causes, with its emphasis on motives, can account for the role of human action in the emergence and development of institutions. However, Turgot...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (Suppl_1): 338–360.
Published: 01 December 2003
... for his use of mathematics. Some moral philosophers, like Archibald Campbell and John Gay, did not re- ject its mathematics in principle but argued that consideration should have been given to the intensity and duration of virtue and vice to give a proper account of their quantities.5 But Hutcheson...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 417–422.
Published: 01 June 2011
... in ways that are mutually beneficial. Brad’s paper creates such a condition. Brad is arguing that utilitarianism fails as a human system because it does not have room to account for questions of meaning and conscience although it does itself include qualitative judgments; that the attenuated...