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The Resource The Passions and the Interests : Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph, (electronic resource)

The Passions and the Interests : Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph, (electronic resource)

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The Passions and the Interests : Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph
Title
The Passions and the Interests
Title remainder
Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph
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Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests--so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice--was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man. Hirschman here offers a new interpretation for the rise of capitalism, one that emphasizes the continuities between old and new, in contrast to the assumption of a sharp break that is a common feature of both Marxian and Weberian thinking. Among the insights presented here is the ironical finding that capitalism was originally supposed to accomplish exactly what was soon denounced as its worst feature: the repression of the passions in favor of the "harmless, " if one-dimensional, interests of commercial life. To portray this lengthy ideological change as an endogenous process, Hirschman draws on the writings of a large number of thinkers, including Montesquieu, Sir James Steuart, and Adam Smith. Featuring a new afterword by Jeremy Adelman and a foreword by Amartya Sen, this Princeton Classics edition of The Passions and the Interests sheds light on the intricate ideological transformation from which capitalism emerged triumphant, and reaffirms Hirschman's stature as one of our most influential and provocative thinkers. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions
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Hirschman, Albert O
Dewey number
  • 332.04109
  • 332.04109
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • ProQuest Ebook Central
  • Princeton Classics
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  • Capitalism
  • Intellectual life
Label
The Passions and the Interests : Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword; Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE. How the Interests were Called Upon to Counteract the Passions; The Idea of Glory and Its Downfall; Man "as he really is"; Repressing and Harnessing the Passions; The Principle of the Countervailing Passion; "Interest" and "Interests" as Tamers of the Passions; Interest as a New Paradigm; Assets of an Interest-Governed World: Predictability and Constancy; Money-Making and Commerce as Innocent and Doux; Money-Making as a Calm Passion
  • PART TWO. How Economic Expansion was Expected to Improve the Political OrderElements of a Doctrine; 1. Montesquieu; 2. Sir James Steuart; 3. John Millar; Related yet Discordant Views; 1. The Physiocrats; 2. Adam Smith and the End of a Vision; PART THREE. Reflections on an Episode in Intellectual History; Where the Montesquieu-Steuart Vision Went Wrong; The Promise of an Interest-Governed World versus the Protestant Ethic; Contemporary Notes; Afterword; Notes; Index
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u390887
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (189 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781400848515
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 10866055
  • EBL1275334
  • (OCoLC)861532605
Label
The Passions and the Interests : Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1275334
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword; Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE. How the Interests were Called Upon to Counteract the Passions; The Idea of Glory and Its Downfall; Man "as he really is"; Repressing and Harnessing the Passions; The Principle of the Countervailing Passion; "Interest" and "Interests" as Tamers of the Passions; Interest as a New Paradigm; Assets of an Interest-Governed World: Predictability and Constancy; Money-Making and Commerce as Innocent and Doux; Money-Making as a Calm Passion
  • PART TWO. How Economic Expansion was Expected to Improve the Political OrderElements of a Doctrine; 1. Montesquieu; 2. Sir James Steuart; 3. John Millar; Related yet Discordant Views; 1. The Physiocrats; 2. Adam Smith and the End of a Vision; PART THREE. Reflections on an Episode in Intellectual History; Where the Montesquieu-Steuart Vision Went Wrong; The Promise of an Interest-Governed World versus the Protestant Ethic; Contemporary Notes; Afterword; Notes; Index
Control code
u390887
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (189 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781400848515
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 10866055
  • EBL1275334
  • (OCoLC)861532605

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