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Ethics And Economics

Ethics And Economics

Alan P. Hamlin

Edited by Alan P. Hamlin, Formerly Professor of Political Theory, University of Manchester, UK

Two volume set 1996 1,200 pp Hardback 978 1 85278 814 8

Hardback £325.00 on-line price £292.50

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Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series






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‘. . . important articles are gathered which can highly be recommended for those interested in or curious about the normative agenda of economics . . . the selection is useful and comprehensible.’
– Peter Kalmbach, Kyklos

These volumes bring together important recent works by economists and philosophers on foundational topics; including the idea of utility and the role of preferences; interpersonal comparability and the commensurability of values, the relationship between rationality and morality, the status of rules, rights and norms, and fairness and equality.

The collection provides an overview of the key structural issues at the interface of ethics and economics and collection will be welcomed by all those with an interest in economics and philosophy.

Contents
48 articles, dating from 1954 to 1993 Contents: Volume I: Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Utility and Preferences Part II: Dispositions and Meta-Preferences Part III: Interpersonal Compararbility and Commensurability Part IV: Rationality and Morality Name Index • Volume II: Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Rules, Rights and Norms Part II: Fairness and Equality Part III: Overview Name Index Contributors: R.J. Arneson, K. Baier, J. Broome, G.A. Cohen, J.L. Coleman, D. Copp, D. Davidson, D. Ellsberg, H.G. Frankfurt, D.P. Gauthier, A. Gibbard, J. Griffin, P.J. Hammond, R.M. Hare, G. Harman, J.C. Harsanyi, D.H. Hausman, A.O. Hirchman, R.C. Jeffrey, J.S. Kraus, D. Lewis, J.L. Mackie, M.S. McPherson, P. Pettit, J. Rawles, J. Raz, J.E. Roemer, T.M. Scanlon, T.C. Schelling, A.K. Sen, A. Tversky, H.R. Varian, D. Wiggins

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‘ . . . important articles are gathered which can highly be recommended for those interested in or curious about the normative agenda of economics . . . the selection is useful and comprehensible.’
– Peter Kalmbach, Kyklos

These volumes bring together important recent works by economists and philosophers on foundational topics; including the idea of utility and the role of preferences; interpersonal comparability and the commensurability of values, the relationship between rationality and morality, the status of rules, rights and norms, and fairness and equality.

These readings collected here provide an overview of the key structural issues at the interface of ethics and economics. This reference collection will be welcomed by all those with an interest in economics and philosophy.



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