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Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory (by Lisa Herzog)


Author(s): Lisa Herzog

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-06-10
ISBN-10: 0199674175
ISBN-13: 9780199674176
Language: English
Description: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory
analyses the constructions of the market in the thought of Adam
Smith and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and discusses their
relevance for contemporary political philosophy. Combining the
history of ideas with systematic analysis, it contrasts Smith's
view of the market as a benevolently designed 'contrivance of
nature' with Hegel's view of the market as a 'relic of the state of
nature.' The differences in their views of the market are then
connected to four central themes of political philosophy: identity,
justice, freedom, and history. The conceptualization of the labour
market as an… more…

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