OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation

ISBN : 9780198701392

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¥11,143
著者: 
Jennifer A. Baker; Mark D. White
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ページ
288 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2015年12月
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While ethics has been an integral part of economics since the days of Adam Smith (if not Aristotle), many modern economists dismiss ethical concerns in favor of increasing formal mathematical and computational methods. But recent financial crises in the real world have reignited discussions of the importance of ethics to economics, including growing calls for a new approach to incorporating moral philosophy in economic theory, practice, and policy. Ironically, it is the ethics of virtue advocated by Aristotle and Adam Smith that may lead to the most promising way to developing an economics that emphasizes the virtues, character, and judgment of the agents it models. In Economics and the Virtues, editors Jennifer A. Baker and Mark D. White have brought together fifteen leading scholars in economics and philosophy to offer fresh perspectives on integrating virtue into economics. The first section covers five major thinkers and schools in the virtue tradition, tracing historical connections and suggesting new areas of cooperation. The second section applies the ethics of virtue to modern economic theory, delving into its current practices and methodology to suggest areas for integration with moral philosophy. Finally, the third section addresses specific topics such as markets, profits, and justice in the context of virtue and vice, offering valuable applications of virtue to economics. With insights that are novel as well as rooted in time-tested ethical thought, Economics and the Virtues will be of interest to economists, philosophers, and other scholars in the social sciences and humanities, as well as professionals and policymakers in the fields of economics and finance, and makes an invaluable contribution to the ongoing discussion over the role of ethics in economics.

目次: 

PART I: APPROACHES TO VIRTUE AND ECONOMICS
PART II: VIRTUE AND ECONOMICS IN THEORY
PART III: VIRTUE AND ECONOMICS IN PRACTICE

著者について: 

Jennifer A. Baker is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Charleston. She has published over a dozen articles and chapters on ethics, with a particular focus on practical-rationality based accounts of virtue. Her most recent publications are 'Visible Hands: The Justification of the Market and Moral Agency', 'Children's Agency, Interests, and Medical Consent', 'Virtue Ethics and Practical Guidance', and 'Who's Afraid of a Final End? The Omission of Traditional Practical Rationality from Contemporary Virtue Ethics.' ; Mark D. White is Chair and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he teaches courses in philosophy, law, and economics. He is the author of four books, including Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character (Stanford University Press) and The Illusion of Well-Being: Economic Policymaking Based on Respect and Responsiveness (Palgrave Macmillan), as well as over 50 journal articles and book chapters. He has also edited or coedited a number of books, including The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination (with Chrisoula Andreou) and Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy (both from Oxford University Press).

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