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The 'vanity of the philosopher' : from equality to hierarchy in postclassical economics, Sandra J. Peart, & David M. Levy

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The 'vanity of the philosopher' : from equality to hierarchy in postclassical economics
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The 'vanity of the philosopher'
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from equality to hierarchy in postclassical economics
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Sandra J. Peart, & David M. Levy
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eng
Summary
"The "Vanity of the Philosopher" continues the themes introduced in Levy's acclaimed book How the Dismal Science Got Its Name." "Here, Sandra J. Peart and David M. Levy tackle the issues of racism, eugenics, hierarchy, and egalitarianism in classical economics and take a broad view of classical economics' doctrine of human equality. Responding to perennial accusations from the left and the right that the market economy has created either inequality or too much equality, the authors trace the role of the eugenics movement in pulling economics away from the classical economist's respect for the individual toward a more racist view at the turn of the century." "The "Vanity of the Philosopher" reveals the consequences of hierarchy in social science. It shows how the "vanity of the philosopher" had led to recommendations that range from the more benign but still objectionable "looking after" paternalism, to overriding preferences, and, in the extreme, to eliminating purportedly bad preferences. The authors suggest that an approach that abstracts from difference and presumes equal competence is morally compelling."--BOOK JACKET
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  • In pursuit of Diva Nicotina
  • Peerless pilgrimage
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Peart, Sandra
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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1944-
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Levy, David M.
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  • Classical school of economics
  • Equality
  • Eugenics
  • Economics
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The 'vanity of the philosopher' : from equality to hierarchy in postclassical economics, Sandra J. Peart, & David M. Levy
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Publication
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David M. Levy has reproduced images from Cope's Tobacco Posters (From the the University of Liverpool's Special Collections & Archives Department) - SPEC FRASER 1108: 'In pursuit of Diva Nicotine' / by John Wallace and 'Peerless Pilgrimage' / by John Wallace
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-305) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Preface -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Part I: Equality versus hierarchy -- 1. Analytical egalitarianism and its opposition -- 2. Perceiving race and hierarchy -- Part II: Classical economics and the cattle herders -- 3. Hierarchy and transformation: 'Chemical political economy' -- 4. Denying human homogeneity: Eugenics and the making of Postclassical economics -- 5. Statistical prejudice: From eugenics to immigration -- 6. Picking losers for sterilization: Eugenics as demographic central planning -- Part III: Debating sympathy -- 7. Sympathy and its discontents: 'Greatest happiness' versus the 'General good' -- 8. 'Who are the canters?: The coalition of Evangelical-Economic Egalitarians -- 9. A discipline without sympathy: The happiness of the majority and its demise -- 10. Darwin and the differential capacity for happiness: From cardinal to ordinal utility theory -- Part IV: The theorist in model -- 11. Analytical egalitarianism, anecdotal evidence, and information aggregation via proverbial wisdom -- Part V: Conclusion -- 12. Sympathy and the past: Our 'stock in dead people' reconsidered -- Postscript: A letter from M. Ali Khan -- Appendices: Galton's Two papers on voting as robust estimation -- Bibliography -- Name Index -- Subject Index
  • Pt. I.
  • Equality versus hierarchy
  • 1.
  • Analytical egalitarianism and its opposition.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Perceiving race and hierarchy.
  • p. 15
  • Pt. II.
  • Classical economics and the cattle herders
  • 3.
  • Hierarchy and transformation : "chemical political economy".
  • p. 31
  • 4.
  • Denying human homogeneity : eugenics and the making of postclassical economics.
  • p. 58
  • 5.
  • Statistical prejudice : from eugenics to immigration.
  • p. 87
  • 6.
  • Picking losers for sterilization : eugenics as demographic central planning.
  • p. 104
  • Pt. III.
  • Debating sympathy
  • 7.
  • Sympathy and its discontents : "greatest happiness" versus the "general good".
  • p. 129
  • 8.
  • "Who are the canters?" : the coalition of evangelical-economic egalitarians.
  • p. 154
  • 9.
  • discipline without sympathy : the happiness of the majority and its demise.
  • p. 180
  • 10.
  • Darwin and the differential capacity for happiness : from cardinal to ordinal utility theory.
  • p. 208
  • Pt. IV.
  • theorist in the model
  • 11.
  • Analytical egalitarianism, anecdotal evidence, and information aggregation via proverbial wisdom.
  • p. 237
  • Pt. V.
  • Conclusion
  • 12.
  • Sympathy and the past : our "stock in dead people" reconsidered.
  • p. 265
  • Postscript : a letter from M. Ali Khan.
  • p. 270
  • App.
  • Galton's two papers on voting as robust estimation.
  • p. 273
Control code
ocm57344128
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, [1], 323 p.
Isbn
9780472114962
Lccn
2004030730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The 'vanity of the philosopher' : from equality to hierarchy in postclassical economics, Sandra J. Peart, & David M. Levy
Publication
Note
David M. Levy has reproduced images from Cope's Tobacco Posters (From the the University of Liverpool's Special Collections & Archives Department) - SPEC FRASER 1108: 'In pursuit of Diva Nicotine' / by John Wallace and 'Peerless Pilgrimage' / by John Wallace
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-305) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Preface -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Part I: Equality versus hierarchy -- 1. Analytical egalitarianism and its opposition -- 2. Perceiving race and hierarchy -- Part II: Classical economics and the cattle herders -- 3. Hierarchy and transformation: 'Chemical political economy' -- 4. Denying human homogeneity: Eugenics and the making of Postclassical economics -- 5. Statistical prejudice: From eugenics to immigration -- 6. Picking losers for sterilization: Eugenics as demographic central planning -- Part III: Debating sympathy -- 7. Sympathy and its discontents: 'Greatest happiness' versus the 'General good' -- 8. 'Who are the canters?: The coalition of Evangelical-Economic Egalitarians -- 9. A discipline without sympathy: The happiness of the majority and its demise -- 10. Darwin and the differential capacity for happiness: From cardinal to ordinal utility theory -- Part IV: The theorist in model -- 11. Analytical egalitarianism, anecdotal evidence, and information aggregation via proverbial wisdom -- Part V: Conclusion -- 12. Sympathy and the past: Our 'stock in dead people' reconsidered -- Postscript: A letter from M. Ali Khan -- Appendices: Galton's Two papers on voting as robust estimation -- Bibliography -- Name Index -- Subject Index
  • Pt. I.
  • Equality versus hierarchy
  • 1.
  • Analytical egalitarianism and its opposition.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Perceiving race and hierarchy.
  • p. 15
  • Pt. II.
  • Classical economics and the cattle herders
  • 3.
  • Hierarchy and transformation : "chemical political economy".
  • p. 31
  • 4.
  • Denying human homogeneity : eugenics and the making of postclassical economics.
  • p. 58
  • 5.
  • Statistical prejudice : from eugenics to immigration.
  • p. 87
  • 6.
  • Picking losers for sterilization : eugenics as demographic central planning.
  • p. 104
  • Pt. III.
  • Debating sympathy
  • 7.
  • Sympathy and its discontents : "greatest happiness" versus the "general good".
  • p. 129
  • 8.
  • "Who are the canters?" : the coalition of evangelical-economic egalitarians.
  • p. 154
  • 9.
  • discipline without sympathy : the happiness of the majority and its demise.
  • p. 180
  • 10.
  • Darwin and the differential capacity for happiness : from cardinal to ordinal utility theory.
  • p. 208
  • Pt. IV.
  • theorist in the model
  • 11.
  • Analytical egalitarianism, anecdotal evidence, and information aggregation via proverbial wisdom.
  • p. 237
  • Pt. V.
  • Conclusion
  • 12.
  • Sympathy and the past : our "stock in dead people" reconsidered.
  • p. 265
  • Postscript : a letter from M. Ali Khan.
  • p. 270
  • App.
  • Galton's two papers on voting as robust estimation.
  • p. 273
Control code
ocm57344128
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, [1], 323 p.
Isbn
9780472114962
Lccn
2004030730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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