Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

14 p.

Publication Date

6-2002

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Source Publication

Journal of the History of Economic Thought

Source ISSN

10538372

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/104277102317574450

Abstract

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.

Comments

Published version. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 24, No. 2 (June 2002):141-154. DOI. ©Cambridge University Press 2002. Used with permission.

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