Money and political economy in the Enlightenment - Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2014:05 (Paperback)Dr. Daniel Carey (author)
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Key events, from the Recoinage crisis in the 1690s to the South Sea Bubble in the 1720s and the consequences of the French Revolution, sharpened the need for a more dynamic conception of economic forces in the midst of the Financial Revolution. Political economy emerged as a disruptive force, challenging philosophers to debate and define unstable phenomena in a new climate of expanding credit, innovation in money form, political change and international competition. In Money and political economy in the Enlightenment contributors investigate received critical assumptions about what was progressive and what was backward-looking, and reconsider traditional attempts to periodise the Enlightenment. Major questions explored include:
the impact of economic and political crises on philosophy;transitions from mercantilist to 'classical' analyses of the market;the challenge of reviving ancient republicanism on the foundations of a modern commercial system, with its inherent social inequalities.
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm
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