Canon in the History of Economics: Critical Essays by Psalidopoulos

By Psalidopoulos

The development and the position of the industrial canon, the authorized checklist of significant works and nice authors, has been the topic of a lot contemporary literary and old debate. against this, the idea that of the canon has been principally dormant within the examine of the historical past of economics, with the canonical series of Smith, Ricardo, Marx, and so forth. constituting the skeleton for many instructing and learn. this crucial assortment represents the 1st serious test at exploring and defining the connection among the canon and the development of the heritage of economics.

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Laws 5, 742c)6 In Plato’s ideal state, there is no place for ‘much of the vulgar sort of trade which is carried on by lending money’ (Laws 5, 743d). Not even selling on credit was to be allowed, since …they shall exchange money for goods, and goods for money, neither party giving credit to the other; and he who gives credit must be satisfied, whether he obtain his money or not, for in such exchanges he will not be protected by law. (Laws 8, 849e)7 This last law, however, seems to contradict Plato’s notion that interest may be allowed as a penalty for a delay in payment:8 And let him who, having already received the work in exchange, does not pay the price in the time agreed, pay double the price; and if a year has elapsed, although interest is not to be taken on loans, yet for every drachma which he owes to the contractor let him pay a monthly interest of an obol.

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4. Ruggiu, L. ), Genesi dello Spazio Economico, Naples: Guida Editori. Siegel, J. ) Rhetoric and Philosophy in Renaissance Humanism, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Spicciani, A. (1990) Capitale e Interesse tra Mercatura e Poverta: Nei Teologi e Canonisti dei Seculi, XIII-XV, Rome: Jouvance. Urvoy, D. (1990) Ibn Rushd (Averroes), London: Kegan Paul. Verbeke, G. and Verhelst, M. (1974) Aquinas and Problems of his Time, Leuven: Leuven University Press. 2 The idea of usury in Patristic literature1 Thomas Moser Introduction In the history of ideas, there are only a few questions that have occupied human minds longer than the question of the justification of interest taking.

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