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History of Political Economy (1 September 1977) 9 (3): 442.
Published: 01 September 1977
... Conceptualization of Economic Life in Eighteenth- Century America. By J. E. Crowley. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Uni- versity Press, 1974. Pp. 161. $8.50. The Puritan Origins of the American Self. By Sacvan Bercovitch. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1975. Pp. 250. $15.00. J...
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History of Political Economy (1 March 2017) 49 (1): 113–136.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Neri Salvadori; Rodolfo Signorino We reconstruct the arguments employed by Malthus in the second edition of An Essay on the Principle of Population (1803) concerning the superiority of a balanced growth pattern, and we show their theoretical consistency with Malthus's food self-sufficiency policy...
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History of Political Economy (1 March 1975) 7 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 March 1975
...A. W. Coats Copyright © 1975 by Duke University Press 1975 Adam Smith‘s conception of self-interest in economic and political affairs A. W. Coats In a stimulating recent paper, George Stigler commented on the apparent inconsistency between Adam Smith’s emphasis on...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 2006) 38 (2): 319–338.
Published: 01 June 2006
... . London: Peltier. ____. [1810] 1958-60 . De l'Allemagne . Paris: Hachette. Force, Pierre. 2003 . Self-Interest before Adam Smith: A Genealogy of Economic Science . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Fuchs, Hans-Jürgen. 1977 . Entfremdung und Narzißmus: Semantische Untersuchungen zur...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 2007) 39 (4): 639–642.
Published: 01 November 2007
....: Rowman & Littlefield. Smith, Adam. [1759] 1984 . The Theory of Moral Sentiments . Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Indianapolis, Ind.: Liberty Fund. Postface: Just What Is the Self Interested In? Kenneth R. Hoover The theme of the 2004 European Conference on the History of...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 1981) 13 (4): 855–857.
Published: 01 November 1981
... Fischer. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979. Pp. 218. $22.50. This is a book, written by a philosopher, in which different philosophical views on the nature of the relation between the individual and the society or be- tween the private self and the social self are tied to different...
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History of Political Economy (1 December 2012) 44 (suppl_1): 160–182.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... : US Government Printing Office . Navigating the Shoals of Self-Reporting: Data Collection in US Expenditure Surveys since 1920 Thomas A. Stapleford If there is one domain of economics grounded in direct observations, it would seem to be economic statistics. For more than a...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 2014) 46 (4): 641–675.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Marynel Ryan Van Zee This article examines conceptions of the family, and the relationships within it, as checks to individual self-interest in German economic thought over the nineteenth century. Across various discourses, marriage and the family emerged as symbols of commitment to the common good...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 2011) 43 (4): 770–772.
Published: 01 November 2011
...David Collard The Hesitant Hand: Taming Self-Interest in the History of Economic Ideas . By Medema Steven G. . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2009 . 230 pp. $35.00 . Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 References Nussbaum Martha . 1993 . Non...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 1994) 26 (2): 297–325.
Published: 01 June 1994
... International Conflict Journal of Conflict Resolution 36 . 1 : 119 -49. Eligo Ergo Sum: Classical Philosophies of the Self in Neoclassical Economics Murray Wolfson Introduction One of the lessons of the history of economic thought is that when great minds looking at the same world come to...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 2008) 40 (2): 365–382.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... Journal of Political Economy 35.2 : 198 -232. Winch, Donald. 1993 . Adam Smith: Scottish Moral Philosopher and Political Economist. In Adam Smith: International Perspectives , edited by Hiroshi Mizuta and Chuhei Sugiyama. New York: St. Martin's Press. The Adam Smith Problem in Reverse: Self...
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History of Political Economy (1 December 2008) 40 (5): 243–264.
Published: 01 December 2008
... instead of one has always posed difficulties for those seeking integrity between the ethical and the economical. For two groups of antebellum Protestants—the “clerical economists” and the “pastoral moralists”—this is where faculty psychology came in. Employing the tripartite scheme of conscience, self...
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History of Political Economy (1 September 2010) 42 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Maria Pia Paganelli The Theory of Moral Sentiments can be read as a book praising commerce. In The Theory of Moral Sentiments , Adam Smith claims that viewing oneself from a distance decreases the natural tendency toward self-deception and increases the propriety of one's behavior. In front of...
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History of Political Economy (1 December 2017) 49 (4): 667–707.
Published: 01 December 2017
... highlight some of her choices of translation. Thus we supplement the existing interpretations of Grouchy’s choices of translation. We show that the self-interested basis of her system of sympathy might explain, at least in part, why she missed the important Smithian distinction between self-love and...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 2011) 43 (4): 625–648.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Teresa Tomás Rangil The writings of the American economist Jack Hirshleifer (1925–2005) are considered some of the most influential contributions to the economics of conflict. This article examines how Hirshleifer transformed the behavioral assumptions of Homo economicus (the self-interest model...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 2012) 44 (2): 195–233.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Philippe Fontaine This article provides a historical account of the developments of research into seemingly unselfish behavior between 1975 and 1993. I shall first argue that the triumph of the self-interest model in the examination of seemingly unselfish behavior can better be understood if it is...
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History of Political Economy (1 December 2008) 40 (5): 26–61.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the links that should exist in industrial society between political economy and religion. A truly a-religious political economy based on self-interested behavior and utilitarianism, such as the one presented in Jean-Baptiste Say's writings, gained acceptance for most people interested in the “new...
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History of Political Economy (1 December 2009) 41 (Suppl_1): 285–303.
Published: 01 December 2009
... macroeconomic increasing returns reveals the limitations of models that assume an aggregate production function exhibiting constant returns to scale while “augmented” by exogenous technical progress. His endogenously self-sustaining growth paradigm is also shown to differ in important respects (including in its...
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History of Political Economy (1 September 2017) 49 (3): 451–468.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the move from geocentric to heliocentric understandings of the solar system. If we imagine ourselves at a distance from our own position, we humble the arrogance of our self-love as we realize we are not the center of the universe. In The Theory of Moral Sentiments , Smith describes the realization...
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History of Political Economy (1 December 2017) 49 (Supplement): 213–239.
Published: 01 December 2017
...H. Spencer Banzhaf As economists took up the task of measuring the “demand” for environmental services not traded in markets, some chose to substitute survey-based methods known as contingent valuation (CV). Doing so, they could not help but find themselves in the uncomfortable position of self...