Human Sociality II: Intrinsic Sociality, Self-interest and Social Organisation
Synopsis : Having argued that individuals are intrinsically social, we now address the question of the organisational implications of these conclusions. As one of the key elements in modern economic analysis is the separation of the spheres of economic and social interactions, we ask whether or not the kind of sociality we identified in the previous chapter lends itself to such a conception of society. By the separation of the spheres we mean that it is possible to analyse economic interactions without any reference to the specificity and diversity—across cultures—of social interactions in other spheres of social life. Needless to say, this is a necessary condition for any attempt at retaining a position of social neutrality.
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