Catholic theologians and socialists were the most serious critics of early capitalism. They rejected one of the most fundamental premises of capitalism: methodological individualism. Because early socialist critics built their case against capitalism on the moral teachings of the Church, a section of this chapter will deal with the positions of early Catholic philosophers.


Private Property Common Good Moral Teaching Historical Function Methodological Individualism 
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