Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (4):513-532 (2008)
It is central to standard economic theory that people act on their interests. People are interested in a variety of things, so a range of values should influence market behavior. When engaged in commerce, however, people generally act for personal gain; the influence of other values usually just disappears in the marketplace. What is missing from the standard account is that people often act on proper subsets of their interests. Economics can, however, be extended to capture this insight. Key Words: economic theory attention self-interest social responsibility discrimination.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
"Homo Economicus", Political Economy and Socialism.Euclid Tsakalotos - 2004 - Science and Society 68 (2):137 - 160.
Authority in the Firm (and the Attempt to Theorize It Away).David Ciepley - 2004 - Critical Review 16 (1):81-115.
Economics, Ethics and the Market: Introduction and Applications.J. J. Graafland - 2005 - Routledge.
The Morality of the Market and the Medieval Schoolmen.Adrian Walsh - 2004 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (2):241-259.
Natural Enemies: An Anatomy of Environmental Conflict.David Schmidtz - 2000 - Environmental Ethics 22 (4):397-408.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #484,585 of 2,154,175 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #397,226 of 2,154,175 )
How can I increase my downloads?