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作者 Samuels, Warren J
書名 Erasing the Invisible Hand : Essays on an Elusive and Misused Concept in Economics
出版項 New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
©2011
國際標準書號 9781139114370 (electronic bk.)
9780521517256
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (360 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1 Adam Smith's Invisible Hand and the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences -- 1.1. The Research Protocols of Economics, the Ironies That Result from Them, and Other Preliminaries -- 1.2. Adam Smith and Some Nobel Prizes -- 1.3. The Foundational Concept of Economics -- 1.4. Exaggeration Criticized -- 1.5. Some History of the Use of the Concept of the Invisible Hand -- 1.6. Adam Smith's Three Known Uses -- 1.7. The Fecundity of Smith's Analysis as Shown by E. K. Hunt -- 2 The Political Economy of Adam Smith -- 2.1. The Interpretation of Adam Smith -- 2.2. Smith's Synoptic and Synthetic System -- 2.3. Interdependence and Tensions -- 2.4. Present Significance -- 3 On the Identities and Functions of the Invisible Hand -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. The Identities of the Invisible Hand -- 3.3. The Functions of the Invisible Hand -- 3.3.1. Order -- 3.3.2. Automaticity -- 3.3.3. Coordination -- 3.3.4. Equilibrium -- 3.3.5. General Harmony and Benevolence -- 3.3.6. Harmony of/among Self-Interests -- 3.3.7. Pareto Optimality -- 3.3.8. Harmony of Self-Interest with Social Interest, or Welfare -- 3.3.9. Economic Performance -- 3.4. Conclusion -- 4 Adam Smith's History of Astronomy Argument How Broadly Does It Apply? And Where Do Propositions That "Sooth the Imagination" -- 4.1. Introduction: The Principles That Lead and Direct Philosophical Inquiries -- 4.2. How Broadly Does Smith's Argument Apply? -- 4.3. The Sources of Propositions That Soothe the Imagination -- 4.4. The System of Belief and the Mythic System of Society -- 4.5. The System of Belief -- 4.6. Social Control as a Social Construction of Reality: The Struggle for Power and Control of the State -- 4.7. Conclusion -- 5 The Invisible Hand, Decision Making, and Working Things Out -- 5.1. Introduction
5.2. Smith's Multiple Paradigms -- 5.3. The Enlightenment -- 5.4. Naturalism -- 5.5. Supernaturalism -- 5.6. The Social Belief System -- 5.7. Self-Interest -- 5.8. Self-Interest Further Considered -- 5.9. Infinite Expansion -- 6 The Invisible Hand in an Uncertain World with an Uncertain Language -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Language in General: The Political Nature of Language -- 6.3. Adam Smith and the Tradition He Started -- 6.4. Language in General: Of Metaphors and Other Figures of Speech, Part 1 -- 6.5. On Metaphors in Economics -- 6.6. Conclusions Up to This Point -- 6.7. Language in General: Of Metaphors and Other Figures of Speech, Part 2 -- 6.8. Language in General: Of Metaphors and Other Figures of Speech, Part 3 -- 7 The Invisible Hand as Knowledge -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Ontology and the Status of the Invisible Hand -- 7.3. The Epistemology of the Invisible Hand -- 8 The Invisible Hand and the Economic Role of Government -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Laissez-faire -- 8.3. The Misperception of Adam Smith on the Economic Role of Government: Freeing Smith from the "Free Market" - Prelude -- 8.4. Smith's Legal-Economic Nexus -- 8.5. Milton Friedman -- 8.6. Friedrich Hayek and the Marketing of Capitalism as the Free Market -- 8.7. Lionel Robbins's Approach to the Interpretation of Smith -- 8.8. Institutions of Human Origin but Not of Human Design: Constructivism and Anticonstructivism, the Principle of Unintended a -- 8.9. The Invisible Hand and Intellectual History: A Glimpse -- 8.10. Adam Ferguson -- 8.11. Ignorance and Dispersed Knowledge -- 8.12. Hayekian Spontaneous Order -- 8.12.1. Digression -- 8.13. Hayek's Normative Position in Positivist Context -- 8.14. The Rule of Law and the Capture and Use of Government in a World of Inequality -- 8.15. Conclusion -- 9 The Survival Requirement of Pareto Optimality -- 9.1. Introduction
9.2. The Survival Requirement of Pareto Optimality -- 9.3. Some History of the Treatment and Disregard of the Survival Requirement in High Theory -- 9.4. Adam Smith and the Survival Requirement -- 9.5. The Ubiquity of the Survival Problem -- 9.6. Conclusion -- 10 Conclusions and Further Insights -- 10.1. Conclusions -- 10.2. Discretion over Continuity and Change -- 10.3. The Argument and Its Meaning -- 10.4. The Invisible Hand as Argument -- 10.5. Invisible-Hand Thinking -- 10.6. What Is Left of the Invisible Hand? Invisible-Hand Processes as Explanation -- 10.7. Order, Power, and Nondeliberative Social Control -- 10.8. Conclusion -- References -- Index
This book examines the use, principally in economics, of the concept of the invisible hand, centering on Adam Smith
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Samuels, Warren J. Erasing the Invisible Hand : Essays on an Elusive and Misused Concept in Economics New York : Cambridge University Press,c2011 9780521517256
主題 Smith, Adam, -- 1723-1790 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Free enterprise.;Economics.;Capitalism
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Alt Author Johnson, Marianne F
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