Economic Sentiments

  • Filename: economic-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 9780674725621
  • Release Date: 2013-02-04
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Emma Rothschild
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

A benchmark in the history of economics and of political ideas, Rothschild shows us the origins of laissez-faire economic thought and its relation to political conseratism in an unquiet world.

Shanghai Splendor

  • Filename: shanghai-splendor.
  • ISBN: 9780520249714
  • Release Date: 2007-09-03
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Wen-hsin Yeh
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

"What a fine and illuminating book! Shanghai Splendor is an important and captivating work of scholarship."—David Strand, author of Rickshaw Beijing: City People and Politics in the 1920s "This in an outstanding work. Although Shanghai has been among the most popular subjects for scholars in modern Chinese studies, one has yet to see a project as impressive as this. Yeh tells a most fascinating story."—David Der-wei Wang, author of The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in 20th Century China


  • Filename: economic-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 0674725611
  • Release Date: 2013-02-04
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Emma Rothschild
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

A benchmark in the history of economics and of political ideas, Rothschild shows us the origins of laissez-faire economic thought and its relation to political conseratism in an unquiet world.


  • Filename: economic-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 0674004892
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Emma Rothschild
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

A benchmark in the history of economics and of political ideas, Rothschild shows us the origins of laissez-faire economic thought and its relation to political conseratism in an unquiet world.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments

  • Filename: the-theory-of-moral-sentiments.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2016-11-11
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Adam Smith
  • Publisher: VM eBooks

How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it. Of this kind is pity or compassion, the emotion which we feel for the misery of others, when we either see it, or are made to conceive it in a very lively manner. That we often derive sorrow from the sorrow of others, is a matter of fact too obvious to require any instances to prove it; for this sentiment, like all the other original passions of human nature, is by no means confined to the virtuous and humane, though they perhaps may feel it with the most exquisite sensibility. The greatest ruffian, the most hardened violator of the laws of society, is not altogether without it.

Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

  • Filename: moral-sentiments-and-material-interests.
  • ISBN: 0262072521
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 404
  • Author: Herbert Gintis
  • Publisher: MIT Press

Multidisciplinary research into cooperation and the implications for public policy, drawing on insights from economics, anthropology, biology, social psychology, and sociology.

New Perspectives on Emotions in Finance

  • Filename: new-perspectives-on-emotions-in-finance.
  • ISBN: 9780415533799
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Jocelyn Pixley
  • Publisher: Routledge

The financial crisis that started in 2007 is a concern for the world. Some countries are in depression and governments are desperately trying to find solutions. In the absence of thorough debate on the emotions of money, bitter disputes, hatred and ‘moralizing’ can be misunderstood. New Perspectives on Emotions in Finance carefully considers emotions often left unacknowledged, in order to explain the socially useful versus de-civilising, destructive, nature of money. This book offers an understanding of money that includes the possible civilising sentiments. This interdisciplinary volume examines what is seemingly an uncontrollable, fragile world of finance and explains the ‘panics’ of traders and ‘immoral panics’ in banking, ‘confidence’ of government and commercial decision makers, ‘shame’ or ‘cynicism’ of investors and asymmetries of ‘impersonal trust’ between finance corporations and their many publics. Money is shown to rely on this abstract trust or ‘faith’, but such motivations are in crisis with ‘angry’ conflicts over the ‘power of disposition’. Restraining influences – on ‘uncivilised emotions’ and rule breaking – need democratic consensus, due to enduring national differences in economic ‘sentiments’ even in ostensibly similar countries. Promising ideas for global reform are assessed from these cautionary interpretations. Instead of one ‘correct’ vision, sociologists in this book argue that corporations and global dependencies are driven by fears and normless sentiments which foster betrayal. This book is not about individuals, but habitus and market crudities. Human ‘nature’ or ‘greed’ cannot describe banks, which do not ‘feel’ because their motivations are not from personal psyches but organisational pressures, and are liable to switch under money’s inevitable uncertainties. This more inclusive social science studies emotions as a crucial factor among others, to expand the informed public debate among policy makers, bankers, academics, students and the public.

Economics of Good and Evil

  • Filename: economics-of-good-and-evil.
  • ISBN: 0199831904
  • Release Date: 2011-07-01
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Tomas Sedlacek
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.

The Inner Life of Empires

  • Filename: the-inner-life-of-empires.
  • ISBN: 9781400838165
  • Release Date: 2011-05-09
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Emma Rothschild
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. They were observers of the anxieties and dramas of empire. And they were from one family. The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century. Piecing together their voyages, marriages, debts, and lawsuits, and examining their ideas, sentiments, and values, renowned historian Emma Rothschild illuminates a tumultuous period that created the modern economy, the British Empire, and the philosophical Enlightenment. One of the sisters joined a rebel army, was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle, and escaped in disguise in 1746. Her younger brother was a close friend of Adam Smith and David Hume. Another brother was fluent in Persian and Bengali, and married to a celebrated poet. He was the owner of a slave known only as "Bell or Belinda," who journeyed from Calcutta to Virginia, was accused in Scotland of infanticide, and was the last person judged to be a slave by a court in the British isles. In Grenada, India, Jamaica, and Florida, the Johnstones embodied the connections between European, American, and Asian empires. Their family history offers insights into a time when distinctions between the public and private, home and overseas, and slavery and servitude were in constant flux. Based on multiple archives, documents, and letters, The Inner Life of Empires looks at one family's complex story to describe the origins of the modern political, economic, and intellectual world.

Veiled Sentiments

  • Filename: veiled-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 0520224736
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

"A truly extraordinary book--beautifully and modestly written, remarkably insightful, consistently compelling." --Edward Said, author of Out of Place: A Memoir

New Perspectives on Adam Smith s The Theory of Moral Sentiments

  • Filename: new-perspectives-on-adam-smith-s-the-theory-of-moral-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 1781959919
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 170
  • Author: Geoff Cockfield
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

'New Perspectives on Adam Smith's "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" is a comprehensive study of Smith's ideas. It brings together themes and methodologies from a variety of fields including politics, sociology, intellectual history, history of science and evolutionary psychology.

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

  • Filename: an-inquiry-into-the-nature-and-causes-of-the-wealth-of-nations.
  • ISBN: 9781602069022
  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Number of pages: 1040
  • Author: Adam Smith
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith helped set standards in the fields of political economics and moral philosophy, playing a key role in the early development of the scholarship of economics.


  • Filename: marketpsych.
  • ISBN: 0470886773
  • Release Date: 2010-07-30
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Richard L. Peterson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

An investor's guide to understanding the most elusive (yet most important) aspect of successful investing - yourself. Why is it that the investing performance of so many smart people reliably and predictably falls short? The answer is not that they know too little about the markets. In fact, they know too little about themselves. Combining the latest findings from the academic fields of behavioral finance and experimental psychology with the down-and-dirty real-world wisdom of successful investors, Drs. Richard Peterson and Frank Murtha guide both new and experienced investors through the psychological learning process necessary to achieve their financial goals. In an easy and entertaining style that masks the book’s scientific rigor, the authors make complex scientific insights readily understandable and actionable, shattering a number of investing myths along the way. You will gain understanding of your true investing motivations, learn to avoid the unseen forces that subvert your performance, and build your investor identity - the foundation for long-lasting investing success. Replete with humorous games, insightful self-assessments, entertaining exercises, and concrete planning tools, this book goes beyond mere education. MarketPsych: How to Manage Fear and Build Your Investor Identity functions as a psychological outfitter for your unique investing journey, providing the tools, training and equipment to help you navigate the right paths, stay on them, and see your journey through to success.

The Adam Smith Review

  • Filename: the-adam-smith-review.
  • ISBN: 9781134469529
  • Release Date: 2004-11-30
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Vivienne Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge

The Adam Smith Review is a multidisciplinary refereed annual review that covers all aspects of research relating to Adam Smith, his writings, and his significance for the modern world. It is the only publication of its kind and it aims to facilitate debate between scholars working across the humanities and social sciences. This first volume contains contributions from a multidisciplinary range of specialists, including Stephen Darwall, Samuel Fleischacker, Willie Henderson, Takashi Negishi, Ian Simpson Ross, Emma Rothschild, Richard B. Sher, Ernst Tugendhat, Gloria Vivenza and Patricia H. Werhane, who discuss such themes as: the reception of the Wealth of Nations the classics and Adam Smith Adam Smith and Kant Adam Smith and disequilibrium economic theory

On Adam Smith and Confucius

  • Filename: on-adam-smith-and-confucius.
  • ISBN: 1560727659
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Wei-Bin Zhang
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers

This book is part of a broad study about Confucianism and its implications for modernisation of the Confucian regions (covering Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore). The purpose of this book is to compare the ethical, social and economical principles advocated by Adam Smith and Confucius. Adam Smith is the most influential thinker in developed economies in modern times. Confucius was the most influential thinker in the Confucian regions before the West became influential in these regions. The book shows that it is important to compare the two great thinkers in order to understand whether or not Westernisation of the Confucian regions is sustainable and whether or not there will be 'clashes of civilisations' between the Confucian regions and the West.

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