Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-6 of 6 items for:

  • Keywords: Jeremy Bentham x
  • Economics and Finance x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious

Jim Leitzel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190213978
eISBN:
9780190214005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213978.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Economics students are taught to “think like an economist” and law students are taught to “think like a lawyer.” But what of the burgeoning, intersecting discipline of Law and Economics? How does ... More


The Greatest Happiness of the Greatest Number

Joseph Persky

in The Political Economy of Progress: John Stuart Mill and Modern Radicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190460631
eISBN:
9780190460662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460631.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The utilitarian commitment to the “greatest happiness of the greatest number” established a powerful, if somewhat vague, norm that continues to push public decision making toward radicalism. The ... More


The Great Classical Tradition, 3: The Defense of the Faith

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the ideas elaborated specifically in the refinement and defense of the classical tradition in economics. There were points of vulnerability and fault that required a defense of ... More


E pluribus unum [One Out of Many]

Jim Leitzel

in Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190213978
eISBN:
9780190214005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213978.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

A person living in complete isolation will serve society’s interests when she serves her own interests because she constitutes all of her society. When multiple people share a society, however, we ... More


Property and Exchange

Richard Adelstein

in The Exchange Order: Property and Liability as an Economic System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190694272
eISBN:
9780190694302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694272.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Property is what’s exchanged in markets, and this chapter examines its nature, introduces the ideological dispute between Locke and Bentham over its origins and the implications of their views for ... More


When Unit-Based Measurement Ruled the World: An Interdisciplinary Overview, 1870–1910

Ivan Moscati

in Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In order to illustrate the broad intellectual context within which the early discussions of utility measurement took place, chapter 1 reviews the history of the understanding of measurement in ... More


View: