Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

  • Mikkel Thorup

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mikkel Thorup
    Pages 1-23
  3. Jan Løhmann Stephensen
    Pages 201-215
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 233-248

About this book


The book investigates the many ways that economic and moral reasoning interact, overlap and conflict both historically and at present. The book explores economic and moral thinking as a historically contingent pair using the concept of economic normativities. The contributors use case studies including economic practices, such as trade and finance and tax and famine reforms in the British colonies to explore the intellectual history of how economic and moral issues interrelate. 


intellectual history economic thought economic history economic normativity economic discourse

Editors and affiliations

  • Mikkel Thorup
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Culture and SocietyAarhusDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59415-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59416-7
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