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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 16–43.
Published: 01 December 2016
... recommendation was critically tested by Eliot in Middlemarch and used by Jevons to naturalize the mind's balancing of pleasures and pains as an algebra of feelings. Washing out all differences between reason and emotion, Jevons's theory of pleasure and pain became foundational for the economists' theory...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of pleasure, not the good life. Moreover, the unchecked pursuit of evermore money is likely to crowd out other intrinsically valuable goods, such as friendship, agency, and autonomy. Finally, from the standpoint of Aristotle’s virtue ethics, wealth acquisition beyond the natural limit is considered...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (4): 709–740.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Thomas Michael Mueller In 1881, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth attempted to provide a solid psychological basis for utility measurement. I will show that Edgeworth’s main struggle was to provide a possible measurement scale for a feeling—pleasure—using some kind of physical magnitude that would have...
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History of Political Economy (1981) 13 (4): 812–823.
Published: 01 November 1981
... into an analysis of pleasure and pain. His and Protagoras’ views are counterposed to those of the mass of mankind. Plato guides the discussion to develop his own (or Socrates’) view that men do wrong only through ignorance, a counterpoint to Protagoras’ position that improved behavior can be taught. 814...
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History of Political Economy (1972) 4 (1): 176–206.
Published: 01 March 1972
...; and this work begins with the memorable phrase : “How selfish soever man may be sup- posed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (4): 545–571.
Published: 01 November 1979
... are but subsidiary, in this inquiry. In Bentham’s “Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation” . . . this principle . . . is developed and established forever, to the ex- clusion of all other pretended tests of moral Like Bentham, Thompson specifically defined happiness as pleasure...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 295–315.
Published: 01 December 2016
... . “Curiosity and Learning.” Motivation and Emotion 2 ( 2 ): 97 – 175 . Berlyne D. E. Madsen K. B. , eds. 1973 . Pleasure, Reward, Preference . New York : Academic Press . Bexton W. H. Heron W. Scott T. H. 1954 . “Effects of Decreased Variation in the Sensory...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 231–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... 1986 . Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement, and Moral Importance . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Habibi D. A. 2001 . John Stuart Mill and the Ethic of Human Growth . Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publisher . Hoag R. W. 1992 . “ J. S. Mill’s Language of Pleasures...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (3): 431–454.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Neil De Marchi; Jonathan A. Greene Adam Smith and Private Provision of the Arts Neil De Marchi and Jonathan A. Greene Adam Smith argued that the arts give us pleasure, which stems in good measure from variety (LJB, 488; TMS, 199),1 while education invigo- rates the mind. Both...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 295–302.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Neil De Marchi Correspondence may be addressed to Neil De Marchi, Department of Economics, Duke University, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 References De Marchi Neil . 2006 . Smith on Ingenuity, Pleasure, and the Imitative Arts...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (3): 729–744.
Published: 01 September 1992
... the possibility that gambling may be ex- plained by a utility analysis that takes into account the pleasure derived from the activity of gambling. Second, note IX takes up only one kind of choice under risk-gambling. It is therefore unwarranted in any event to conclude from this passage that Marshall...
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History of Political Economy (1998) 30 (3): 489–513.
Published: 01 September 1998
.... The first case is when he questions the respect and admiration that people have for wealth (TMS 61-63);4 the second is when he warns against potential confusion between the pleasure one gets from observing a well-contrived machine (utility) and the pleasure one gets from the har- mony of sentiments...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (Supplement): 121–156.
Published: 01 December 1999
... concept of “perceptive pleasure.” We then examine and com- pare three different illustrations to be found at different places in the archive (JA6/45/4, JA6/45/5, and JA10/1/32b). To clarify our argu- ments, we add material from the correspondence between Jevons and Henrietta (JA10; Black 1973...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (1): 21–49.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Whereas the marginalists of the first generation mostly took utility to be a psychophysical entity such as pleasure-pain, modern economists have officially replaced it witha more abstract mathematical “index of prefer- ences.” The origins of economists’dissatisfaction with the old concept of utility...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (Supplement): 379–412.
Published: 01 December 1999
... of the early modern period (see Plumb 1982). But for Smith and Reynolds this made up the background only. Their interests intersected because of a common preoccupation with and pleasure in something more specific: ingenuity, the successful composing of apparently unconnected elements and notions into new...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (3): 509–534.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and professional craftsmen (MacCarthy 1994, 418–20). All the lectures focus on a central idea, his definition of art—“real art is the expression by man of his pleasure in labour”—drawn from Ruskin (Morris 1915b, 42). It probes the psychological motivation to create and integrates both the satisfaction...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (Supplement): 1–30.
Published: 01 December 1999
... pleasure (see Grampp 1989, 38). But for as long as it is held (neither sold nor discarded), the opportunity cost of its ser- 2 De Marchi vices has a lower bound set by the yield on the bond. As to the price it will fetch when it is again put on the market, in principle the same or a similar list...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (4): 811–814.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... The story runs as follows. Beginning with the marginalist revolution of William Stanley Jevons and Carl Menger, economic theory undergoes a deep change (93–94). The center of analysis shifts from production to consumption, from labor to pleasure, from the substantive to the formal, from value to price...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (2): 387–400.
Published: 01 June 2004
... rather than in terms of the direct pain and pleasure of work activities, and this in turn leads to the eventual conflation of the disutility of labor with the utility of leisure. Section 3 discusses the implications of the triumph of the Aus- trian notion of opportunity cost within the economics...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (1): 173–175.
Published: 01 March 1994
..., attachment to that value system, which makes the selfish maximiza- tion of pleasure the main motive of economic agents. Historians of economic thought, Drakopoulos believes, have not given this motive sufficient attention. Or- thodox economists still subscribe to the idea that agents utility maximize...