The Resource Ethics, efficiency, and the market, Allen Buchanan

Ethics, efficiency, and the market, Allen Buchanan

Label
Ethics, efficiency, and the market
Title
Ethics, efficiency, and the market
Statement of responsibility
Allen Buchanan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This clear and incisive book provides the ideal critical synthesis of the best thinking on one of the most important moral, social, and political issues of our time: the role of the market as a basic institution of social organization. It articulates the two main types of arguments for and against the market--efficiency arguments and ethical arguments--and examines their conceptual, empirical, and moral presuppositions, as well as their implications for capitalist, socialist, and market-socialist economic arragements. Among the many striking features of the argument is Buchanan's contention that the allegedly purely technical notions of efficiency current in the social science literature rest on unexamined ethical assumptions and that the ethical arguments offered by philosophers and political theorists depend upon unexamined assumptions about efficiency. Buchanan also contends that the problem of relativism for judgments comparing social systems is no less serious for efficiency claims than for ethical claims. This short, accessible book will raise the quality of the debate in both philosophy and the social sciences. It is an ideal introduction to its subject for students in political and social theory, economics, comparative politics, and philosophy
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buchanan, Allen E.
Index
index present
LC call number
HB72
LC item number
.B83 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rowman & Allanheld texts in philosophy.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economics
  • Industrial efficiency
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Economics
  • Industrial efficiency
  • Effizienz
  • Markt
  • Theorie
  • Wirtschaftsethik
  • Markteconomie
  • Ethische aspecten
  • Etica
  • Allokation
  • Effizienz
  • Ethik
  • Marktwirtschaft
  • Verteilung (Volkswirtschaft)
Label
Ethics, efficiency, and the market, Allen Buchanan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [127]-131
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Efficiency arguments for and against the market -- Moral arguments for and against the market -- Market socialism-separating the market from private property in the means of production
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 135 pages
Isbn
9780847673964
Lccn
84027525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)11293947
Label
Ethics, efficiency, and the market, Allen Buchanan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [127]-131
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Efficiency arguments for and against the market -- Moral arguments for and against the market -- Market socialism-separating the market from private property in the means of production
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 135 pages
Isbn
9780847673964
Lccn
84027525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)11293947

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