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"Homo oeconomicus". Paradigma, critiche, revisioni

  • Sergio Caruso,

Pantaleoni and Pareto re-established economic theory on the basis of homo oeconomicus which, despite criticisms, went on to become a strangely popular concept, not only among economists, but even in common parlance, where it has assumed a confusing variety of meanings. With a view to setting things in order, this book distinguishes: the methodological hypotheses, which could possibly be corrected on the basis of new economic psychology; the weak anthropologies, retrievable as 'given abstractions' within typical contexts; and finally the extreme versions, that reduce human nature to absolute egoism. The author makes a radical criticism of the latter, drawing upon the extensive tools derived from psychology, philosophical anthropology and political philosophy, and thus succeeds in demonstrating their lack of empirical foundation, their conceptual inconsistency and their ideological dangerousness.

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Sergio Caruso

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-9552-3095

Sergio Caruso lectures on the philosophy of social sciences in the "Cesare Alfieri" Faculty of Political Science. His works include: La galassia ideologica (1979), La politica del Destino. Irrazionalismo politico e relativismo storico nel pensiero di O. Spengler (1979); Numeri e politica. Matematica risorse e progresso in Hume Condorcet Godwin (with others, 1988); Intellettuali e mondi possibili. Itinerari e problemi del pensiero politico moderno e contemporaneo (1989); La miglior legge del regno. Consuetudine, diritto naturale e contratto nel pensiero e nell'epoca di J. Selden, 1584-1654 (2001).
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Book Title

"Homo oeconomicus". Paradigma, critiche, revisioni

Authors

Sergio Caruso

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

194

Publication Year

2012

Copyright Information

© 2012 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-107-2

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978-88-6655-105-8

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978-88-6655-107-2

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978-88-6655-109-6

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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