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Economic Analysis and Moral Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521558506

ISBN-13: 9780521558501

Edition: 1996

Authors: Daniel M. Hausman, Michael S. McPherson, John Pencavel

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Understanding moral philosophy can lead to better economics. Conversely, economic insights and analytical tools can help philosophers. This book draws these two ideas together.
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/28/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 261
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Daniel M. Hausman is Herbert A. Simon Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Causal Asymmetries (1998), Essays on Philosophy and Economic Methodology (1992), The Separate and Inexact Science of Economics (1992), both editions of The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology (1984, 1994), and the first edition of Economic Analysis and Moral Philosophy (Cambridge Surveys in Economic Literature, 1996, with Michael McPherson), all published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Hausman has worked on issues concerning ethics and economics, foundational questions concerning the nature of rationality, economic methodology, and causation. He is currently investigating questions concerning the relations between health, welfare, and preferences.

Introduction
Ethics and economics
Two examples
Rationality and Morality
Rationality
Rationality in positive and normative economics
Rationality, norms and morality
Welfare and Consequences
Welfare
Efficiency
Utilitarianism and consequentialism
Libert, Rights, Equality and Justice
Liberty, rights and libertarianism
Equality and egalitarianism
Justice and contractualism
Moral Mathematics
Social choice theory
Game theory
Conclusions
Conclusions
Appendix: How could ethics matter to economics?