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Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History

Roderick Floud, Santhi Hejeebu, and David Mitch


The essays in this volume argue that an exploration of economic outcomes must include an examination of the values, beliefs, and norms that enabled them. They emphasize humanistic perspectives of economic well-being and explore the pivotal role of changing values and beliefs in shaping economic history. A more humanistic economics can also re-enchant contemporary politics and policy making. In challenging the dominant economic paradigm, the insights from low-powered economic reasoning are acknowledged and enriched through multiple ways of knowing. Written by distinguished scholars of economics ... More

Keywords: economics, economic history, humanism, materialism, beliefs, values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226429588
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226429618.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roderick Floud, editor
London Metropolitan University

Santhi Hejeebu, editor
Cornell College

David Mitch, editor
University of Maryland, Baltimore County