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Title:
Economics of good and evil : the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street
Author:
Sedláček, Tomáš, 1977-
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Uniform Title:
Ekonomie dobra a zla. English
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Argues that economics is a cultural phenomenon, rather than a strictly mathematical entity, that is found in mythology, religion, philosophy, psychology, literature, and film.
Language:
English
Contents:
I: Ancient economics and beyond -- The epic of Gilgamesh: on effectiveness, immortality, and the economics of friendship -- The Old Testament: earthliness and goodness -- Ancient Greece -- Christianity: spirituality in the material world -- Descartes the mechanic -- Bernard Mandeville's beehive of vice -- Adam Smith, blacksmith of economics -- III: Blasphemous thoughts -- Need for greed: the history of want -- Progress, new Adam, and Sabbath economics -- The axis of good and evil and the Bibles of economics -- The history of the invisible hand of the market and homo economicus -- The history of animal spirits: the dream never sleeps -- Metamathematics -- Masters of truth: science, myths, and faith -- Conclusion: where the wild things are.
ISBN:
9780199767205
Format :
Book

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