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The disenchantment of the world

Mads Qvortrup

in The Political Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Impossibility of Reason

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065804
eISBN:
9781781700495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065804.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter outlines the major philosophical problem for Rousseau: the burden of modernity. It gives an account of Rousseau's place in the emerging world of modernity, and his opposition to ... More


There’s more to the economics of consumption than (almost) unconstrained utility maximisation

G. M. Peter Swann

in Innovation By Demand: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062674
eISBN:
9781781700273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062674.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the way in which economists have understood demand. It argues that mainstream, neoclassical or ‘standard’ economists focus on demand as a process in which selections are made ... More


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