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    Against Parsimony: Three Easy Ways of Complicating Some Categories of Economic Discourse.Albert O. Hirschman - 1985 - Economics and Philosophy 1 (1):7-21.
    Economics as a science of human behavior has been grounded in a remarkably parsimonious postulate: that of the self-interested, isolated individual who chooses freely and rationally between alternative courses of action after computing their prospective costs and benefits. In recent decades, a group of economists has shown considerable industry and ingenuity in applying this way of interpreting the social world to a series of ostensibly noneconomic phenomena, from crime to the family, and from collective action to democracy. The “economic” or (...)
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    Special Issue on Tibor Scitovsky's The Joyless Economy After Twenty Years.Jeffrey Friedman, Adam McCabe, Joy Rationalism, Freedom Amartya Sen, Juliet Schor, Ronald Inglehart, Taking Commensality Seriously, Albert O. Hirschman & Michael Benedikt - 1996 - Critical Review 10 (4):471-481.
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    Melding the Public and Private Spheres: Taking Commmensality Seriously.Albert O. Hirschman - 1996 - Critical Review 10 (4):533-550.
    Abstract Tibor Scitovsky's The Joyless Economy distinguished the pleasure of moving from discomfort to comfort and the pleasure of replacing boredom with stimulation. I have argued that there are also pleasures distinctive to participating in public life. A third form of pleasure berlongs to both the private and the public domain: the common meal leads to individual satiation and, as a result of commensality, has important social and public effects. A good example is the banquet in ancient Greece, closely connected (...)
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