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Cambridge University Press
Journal of the History of Economic Thought
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Argues that neoclassical economics is primarily a theory of the human individual in economic life but contemporary mainstream economics does not posses a theory of the human individual. Definition of mainstream economics; Origin of the Enlightenment theory of the individual that came to underlie neoclassical economics at the end of the nineteenth century; Problems in neoclassical economics' treatment of individuals.