All listings for this product
Consider these sponsored items
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $47.38Trending at AU $49.05
- AU $74.49Trending at AU $75.94
- AU $22.11Trending at AU $22.83
- AU $35.53Trending at AU $38.73
- AU $26.74Trending at AU $37.24
- AU $17.62Trending at AU $22.87
- AU $37.61Trending at AU $38.49
About this product
- DescriptionReferences to the ecomy are ubiquitous in modern life, and virtually every facet of human activity has capitulated to market mechanisms. In the early modern period, however, there was common perception of the ecomy, and discourses on money, trade, and commerce treated ecomic phemena as properties of physical nature. Only in the early nineteenth century did ecomists begin to posit and identify the ecomy as a distinct object, divorcing it from natural processes and attaching it exclusively to human laws and agency. In The Natural Origins of Ecomics , Margaret Schabas traces the emergence and transformation of ecomics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from a natural to a social science. Focusing on the works of several prominent ecomists - David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill - Schabas examines their conceptual debt to natural science and thus locates the evolution of ecomic ideas within the history of science. An ambitious study, The Natural Origins of Ecomics will be of interest to ecomists, historians, and philosophers alike.
- Author BiographyMargaret Schabas is professor in and head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.
- Author(s)Margaret Schabas
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication14/09/2007
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight342 g
- Width154 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.