The Economy of Recognition; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction: From Autism to Recognition; 1.1 The Autistic Economics; 1.2 The Neoclassical Paradigm; 1.3 Besieging the Fortress: Objections and Alternatives to the Mainstream; 1.4 Zenith and Collapse of the Modern Matrix; 1.5 The Recognition Paradigm: The Hegelian Arguments; 1.6 Beyond Utilitarianism and Hegel: Rosmini's Contribution to a Recognition Theory; 1.7 Rosmini's View on Economics; Chapter 2: A Philosopher in Search for the Economy
2.1 Rosmini's Views on Economy Within the Framework of His Biographical and Intellectual Itinerary2.1.1 Between Austria and Venice; 2.1.2 His Stay in Milan; 2.1.3 A Period of Philosophical Reflection and the Discovery of the Idea of Being; 2.1.4 In the Eye of the Storm; 2.1.5 The Economy Expressed in Metaphysical and Theological Terms; 2.2 A Dialogue with Economic Thought; 2.2.1 Classical Economists; 2.2.2 The Italian Civil Economists; 2.2.3 Haller, Sismondi, Utopian Socialists and Other Economists; 2.3 The Interpretations
2.3.1 Rosmini's Economic Philosophy as a Conservative Patrimonialism and aClassist Ideology2.3.2 Rosmini's Philosophy of Economy as Liberal Social Theodicy; 2.3.3 Rosmini's Philosophy of Economy from the Perspective of Civil and Religious Humanism; 2.3.4 An Alternative Approach to These Interpretations; Chapter 3: The Utilitarian Paradigm; 3.1 The Anthropological Assumptions and Their Arguments; 3.1.1 The Utilitarian Point of View of Human Action; 3.1.2 Sensists; 3.1.3 Sentimentalists; 3.1.4 Social Utilitarians; 3.1.5 Eudemonists; 3.2 Social, Jural and Economic Consequences
3.2.1 Society as a Market3.2.2 The Utilitarian Conception of the Law; 3.2.3 The Political Forms of Utilitarianism; 3.3 The Impact on Economics; 3.3.1 Chrematistics; 3.3.2 Subjectivism; 3.3.3 Economism; Chapter 4: Recognizing the Truth: Human Action Beyond Utilitarianism; 4.1 A Phenomenology of Human Action: From the Subject to the Object; 4.1.1 The Starting Point: Physical Need andVital Spontaneity; 4.1.2 Rational Spontaneity, Subjective Value Judgments and Psychological Needs; 4.1.3 The Experience of Freedom, Objective Value Judgments and the Idea of Being
4.1.4 Recognition, Law and Moral Good4.1.5 Happiness; 4.2 Critique of Utilitarian Theories; 4.2.1 Utilitarianism Is Based on Incomplete Observations; 4.2.2 Feelings Do Not Account for the Moral Dimension; 4.2.3 The Absurdity of Social Utilitarianism; 4.2.4 The Limitations of Eudemonism; 4.2.5 The Double Dimension of Human Action; Chapter 5: Economic Action, Happiness and Personalized Self-Interest; 5.1 The Nature of Economic Action; 5.1.1 The Role of Eudaimonology and Economics; 5.1.2 Objective and Subjective Dimension of Economic Action and Value; 5.2 Economic Action and Happiness
Introducing an alternative philosophical foundation to the study of economics, this book explains and adopts the perspective of the Italian philosopher Antonio Rosmini (1797-1855), whose interpretation of economic action was fundamentally at odds with the prevailing and all-conquering utilitarianism of modernity. Rosmini, one of the most important Italian and Catholic philosophers of the modern age, eschewed the traditional concepts of subjectivism and individualism at the core of the utilitarian thesis, prefiguring today's critique of 'autistic economics' with his assertion that micro-economi.
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