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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 148 new and published books in the subject of Philosophy of Social Science — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Property Rights (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophic Foundations

    By Lawrence C. Becker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Property Rights: Philosophic Foundations, first published in 1977, comprehensively examines the general justifications for systems of private property rights, and discusses with great clarity the major arguments as to the rights and responsibilities of property ownership. In particular, the...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. New Approaches to Monetary Theory

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Heiner Ganßmann

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

    Everybody uses money every day, but we rarely stop to think about how money works. In this book, scholars from different disciplines seek to answer that question; from historians to economists, sociologists, a philosopher and a physicist. Money works as a social construction because we have mutual...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Happiness, Ethics and Economics

    By Johannes Hirata

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Despite decades of empirical happiness research, there is still little evidence for the positive effect of economic growth on life satisfaction. This poses a major challenge to welfare economic theory and to normative conceptions of socio-economic development. This book endeavours to explain these...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. General Equilibrium Analysis

    A Century after Walras

    Edited by Pascal Bridel

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    2010 marks the hundredth anniversary of the death of Léon Walras, the brilliant originator and first formaliser of general equilibrium theory – one of the pillars of modern economic theory. In advancing much derided practical solutions Walras also displayed more concern for the problems of living...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Economic Pluralism

    Edited by Robert F Garnett Jr, Erik K. Olsen, Martha Starr

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The leading edges of economic thinking in the early 21st century are marked by a nascent pluralism - a positive valuing of difference and complexity - regarding the nature and evolution of human behaviour and economic organization. Economic Pluralism brings these pluralist sensibilities to the fore...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Moral Rhetoric of Political Economy

    Justice and Modern Economic Thought

    By Paul Turpin

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book examines the effects of the moral rhetoric of the market concept of justice on our understanding of justice. Market theory’s elevation of the role of commutative justice, or justice in exchange and property, is often taken as liberalism’s revolutionary change in priorities of justice in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Adam Smith and the Economy of the Passions

    By Jan Horst Keppler

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The fertility of Adam Smith’s work stems from a paradoxical structure where the pursuit of economic self-interest and wealth accumulation serve wider social objectives. The incentive for this wealth accumulation comes from a desire for social recognition or "sympathy" – the need to recognise...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Origins of David Hume's Economics

    By Willie Henderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The book covers Hume’s biographical development; his self appraisal as a 'man of letters’; his philosophical writings with emphasis on their direct and indirect economic content; his self-aware criticism of his approach to the Treatise and the development of his rhetorical understanding of the...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Mind, Society, and Human Action

    Time and Knowledge in a Theory of Social Economy

    By Richard E. Wagner

    Series: Routledge Foundations of the Market Economy

    Economics originated as a branch of the humane studies that was concerned with trying to understand how some societies flourish while others stagnate, and also how once-flourishing societies could come to stagnate. Over the major part of the 20th century, however, economists mostly turned away from...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Freedom and Happiness in Economic Thought and Philosophy

    From Clash to Reconciliation

    Edited by Ragip Ege, Herrade Igersheim

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Starting from a distinction made by the American philosopher, John Rawls, in 2000 between two kinds of liberalism, "liberalism of freedom" and "liberalism of happiness", this book presents a range of articles by economists and philosophers debating the most fundamental aspects of the subject. These...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Mental as Physical
    By Edgar Wilson
    To Be Published October 28th 2014
  2. Studies in Applied Economics
    By Léon WalrasEdited by Jan Van Daal
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  3. Material Culture and Text: The Art of Ambiguity
    By Christopher Tilley
    To Be Published November 5th 2014
  4. Archaeological Theory in Europe: The Last Three Decades
    Edited by Ian Hodder
    To Be Published November 5th 2014
  5. Hayek and Popper: On Rationality, Economism, and Democracy
    By Mark Notturno
    To Be Published November 12th 2014

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