Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Conceptualizing CapitalismInstitutions, Evolution, Future$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226168005

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226168142.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 26 June 2022



(p.1) Introduction
Conceptualizing Capitalism

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

University of Chicago Press

The introduction outlines the aims of the book and the perspective adopted. The importance of adequate definitions of key terms is stressed. This vital task of conceptual precision has been downgraded and the meaning of several key terms has been corrupted. Important theorists of capitalism, including Karl Marx, Max Weber, Joseph A. Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, and Friedrich A. Hayek, are discussed. The adopted theoretical approach of legal institutionalism is outlined. There is also a short overview of the literature on the origins of capitalism. The definition of capitalism developed in the book is cited. Finally the structure and content of the book are outlined.

Keywords:   importance of definitions, theorists of capitalism, legal institutionalism, origins of capitalism, outline of book

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.