Abundance and Scarcity: Greek Economic Thought

  • Ayman Reda
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Islamic Banking, Finance, and Economics book series (IBFE)


This chapter surveys the opinions of the great Greek philosophers on the subject of scarcity and abundance. A diversity of views existed on the subject, with such views influencing the intellectual discourse of several schools of thought, from medieval Christianity to modernity. The Greek philosophers surveyed include Hesiod, Plato, and Aristotle.


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  • Ayman Reda
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  1. 1.EconomicsThe University of Michigan - DearbornDearbornUSA

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