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Saether Natural Law and the Origin of Political Economy



Samuel Pufendorf and the History of Economics

1. Auflage 2019, 296 Seiten, Kartoniert, Format (B × H): 156 mm x 234 mm, Gewicht: 717 g Reihe: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics
ISBN: 978-0-367-87793-4
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd


Saether Natural Law and the Origin of Political Economy

Samuel Pufendorf’s work on natural law and political economy was extensive and has been cited by several important figures in the history of economic thought. Yet his name is rarely mentioned in textbooks on the history of economic thought, the history of political science or the history of philosophy. In this unprecedented study, Arild Sæther sheds new light both on Pufendorf’s own life and work, as well as his influence on his contemporaries and on later scholars.This book explores Pufendorf ’s doctrines of political economy and his work on natural law, which was translated into several major European languages. Natural Law and the Origin of Political Economy considers the influence he had on the writings on political economy of John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Francis Hutcheson and Adam Smith, amongst others. If Smith can be called the father of modern economics, this book claims that Pufendorf can be called the grandfather.This volume is of great importance to those who study Pufendorf ’s extensive works, as well as those interested in history of economic thought, political economy and political philosophy.

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Introduction Part I: Childhood and Education Childhood: Turbulent Times University Education in Leipzig and Jena A Creative Imprisonment in Copenhagen Part II: A True European Academic Career A Champion of the EnlightenmentPart III: Doctrines of Political EconomyMethod of Analysis Theory of Human Behaviour Private Property and the Four-Stages Theory Theories of Value, Money and Trade The Foundation of States and Council Decisions Division of State Powers and Principles of Taxation Part IV: Diffusion of Pufendorf’s Economic Ideas A Great PopularizerJohn Locke an Admirer of Pufendorf Part V: Early French Philosophers and Pufendorf The First French FollowersCharles Montesquieu: A Great PhilosopherJean-Jacques Rousseau: A Political ThinkerThe First Economic Model BuildersPart VI: Scottish Followers of Pufendorf Gershom Carmichael brought Pufendorf to ScotlandFrancis Hutcheson a User of Pufendorf Pufendorf as a Predecessor of Adam SmithPart VII: How could Pufendorf be Overlooked? The Bedevilled Historians Have Economists Overlooked Pufendorf? Pufendorf the Grandfather of Political Economy


Saether, Arild
Arild Sæther is Professor Emeritus. He retired from University of Agder, Kristiansand Norway in 2011 and is now affiliated with Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters. Recently he received his Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. Philos) from the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen. Previously he worked for two and a half years as a Professor of European Economic Integration in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and three years as Director of EuroFaculty Tartu-Riga-Vilnius. Sæther has published books on economic theory and a number of journal articles. For over twenty years his main area of research has been the history of economic thought.


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