The Theory of the Individual in Economics: Identity and Value

Routledge (2003)
Abstract
The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart contain to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorize it. This superb book remedies this oversight. The new approach put forward by Davies is to pay more attention to what moral philosophy may offer us in the study of personal identity, self consciousness and will. This crosses the traditional boundaries of economics and will shed new light on the distinction between positive and normative analysis in economics. With both heterodox and orthodox economics receiving a thorough analysis from Davies, this book is at once inclusive and revealing.
Keywords Economics Philosophy  Individuality  Identity (Psychology Economic aspects  Value
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Call number HB72.D247 2003
ISBN(s) 0415202191
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Don Ross (2012). Individuals and Identity in Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (4):446-451.
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