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Book review: cents and sensibility: what economics can learn from the humanities

Bronk, Richard (2017) Book review: cents and sensibility: what economics can learn from the humanities. Society of Professional Economists (05 Dec 2017). Opinion Piece.

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Abstract

Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith's great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and contend that a few decades later Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity. Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a freewheeling dialogue between economics and the humanities by addressing a wide range of problems drawn from the economics of higher education, the economics of the family, and the development of poor nations.

Item Type: Website (Opinion Piece)
Official URL: http://spe.org.uk/reading-room/book-reviews/cents-...
Additional Information: © 2017 Society of Professional Economists
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 11:25
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 15:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86377

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