Aristotle's Economic Thought

by Scott Meikle

Paperback, 1997

Publication

Clarendon Press (1997), Edition: Later Printing Used, 224 pages

Description

Since the middle ages, Aristotle has been hailed as the father of economics by economists, while classical scholars hold that he did no economics at all, only ethics. This book argues that Aristotle does develop a coherent theory of value, wealth, exchange, and money, which is strongly supported by his metaphysics. But its very metaphysical foundation make the theory impossible to assimilate to Neo-Classical economics or any other kind of economic thinking, and it therefore remains an ethical theory. On Aristotelian metaphysical principles, ethics and economics are competitors over the same ground--as rival sources of reasons for decision-making in tihe public realm, and they cannot be reconciled.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

224 p.; 8.5 inches

ISBN

0198152256 / 9780198152255
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