A Humanistic View of Economics

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Richard Bronk, the author of The Romantic Economist (Cambridge U. Press, 2009) gave two fascinating talks on the BYU campus last week.

The author revisits various Romantic critiques of the Enlightenment, in particular of the “rational actor” that economists often use to theorize economic activity.

The book is the perfect example of a non-humanities field being enriched by historical, philosophical and literary insights. 

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