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  1. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Cambridge Revival of Political Economy

    By Nuno Ornelas Martins

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    The marginalist revolution of the late nineteenth century consolidated what Karl Marx and Piero Sraffa called ‘vulgar economy’, bringing with it an emphasis on a scarcity theory that replaced the classical surplus theory. However, the classical political economy of Adam Smith and David Ricardo has...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Empiricism, Explanation and Rationality

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Len & Roger Doyal & Harris

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1986. All students of social science must confront a number of important philosophical issues. This introduction to the philosophy of the social sciences provides coherent answers to questions about empiricism, explanation and rationality. It evaluates contemporary writings...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Reassessing the Paradigm of Economics

    Bringing Positive Economics Back into the Normative Framework

    By Valeria Mosini

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    When President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher adopted the neoliberal doctrine as the paradigm of economics, there was no evidence that the move would have been successful, but thirty years on, the recurrent crises that culminated in 2008 suggest a serious mis-match between expectations and...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences

    The state of the art

    By David Byrne, Gillian Callaghan

    For the past two decades, ‘complexity’ has informed a range of work across the social sciences. There are diverse schools of complexity thinking, and authors have used these ideas in a multiplicity of ways, from health inequalities to the organization of large scale firms. Some understand...

    Published August 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Dual Vision

    Alfred Schutz and the Myth of Phenomenological Social Science

    By Robert Gorman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This study, originally published in 1977, focuses on a critical examination of the life-work of Alfred Schutz, the most important and influential ‘father’ of several recent schools of empirical social research. The author shows why Shutz and his followers fail in their attempts to ‘humanize’...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Phenomenology, Language and the Social Sciences

    By Maurice Roche

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This book looks at two ‘revolutions’ in philosophy – phenomenology and conceptual analysis which have been influential in sociology and psychology. It discusses humanistic psychiatry and sociological approaches to the specific area of mental illness, which counter the ultimately reductionist...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge