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The Passions and the Interests - a book by Hirschman, Albert O.

The Passions and the Interests

Political Arguments for Capitalism Before Its Triumph

The Passions and the Interests( )
Author: Hirschman, Albert O.
Afterword by: Adelman, Jeremy
Foreword by: Sen, Amartyá
Series title:Princeton Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-691-16025-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

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...
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Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: History / Civilization
Business & Economics / Economics / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.577 x 8.346 x 0.544 Inches
Book Weight:0.427 Pounds

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