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The Resource Economics of good and evil : the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street, Tomas Sedlacek

Economics of good and evil : the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street, Tomas Sedlacek

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Economics of good and evil : the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street
Title
Economics of good and evil
Title remainder
the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
Tomas Sedlacek
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • cze
  • eng
Summary
Argues that economics is a cultural phenomenon, rather than a strictly mathematical entity, that is found in mythology, religion, philosophy, psychology, literature, and film
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedláček, Tomáš
Dewey number
174
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB72
LC item number
.S36513 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Good and evil
  • Civilization
  • Literature and morals
Label
Economics of good and evil : the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street, Tomas Sedlacek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Vaclav Havel -- Introduction: the story of economics: from poetry to science -- I: Ancient economics and beyond -- The epic of Gilgamesh: on effectiveness, immortality, and the economics of friendship -- The Old Testament: earthliness and goodness -- Ancient Greece -- Christianity: spirituality in the material world -- Descartes the mechanic -- Bernard Mandeville's beehive of vice -- Adam Smith, blacksmith of economics -- II: Blasphemous thoughts -- Need for greed: the history of want -- Progress, new Adam, and Sabbath economics -- The axis of good and evil and the Bibles of economics -- The history of the invisible hand of the market and homo economicus -- The history of animal spirits: the dream never sleeps -- Metamathematics -- Masters of truth: science, myths, and faith -- Conclusion: where the wild things are
  • I: Ancient economics and beyond -- The epic of Gilgamesh: on effectiveness, immortality, and the economics of friendship -- The Old Testament: earthliness and goodness -- Ancient Greece -- Christianity: spirituality in the material world -- Descartes the mechanic -- Bernard Mandeville's beehive of vice -- Adam Smith, blacksmith of economics -- III: Blasphemous thoughts -- Need for greed: the history of want -- Progress, new Adam, and Sabbath economics -- The axis of good and evil and the Bibles of economics -- The history of the invisible hand of the market and homo economicus -- The history of animal spirits: the dream never sleeps -- Metamathematics -- Masters of truth: science, myths, and faith -- Conclusion: where the wild things are
Control code
651487395
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780199767205
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)651487395
Label
Economics of good and evil : the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street, Tomas Sedlacek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Vaclav Havel -- Introduction: the story of economics: from poetry to science -- I: Ancient economics and beyond -- The epic of Gilgamesh: on effectiveness, immortality, and the economics of friendship -- The Old Testament: earthliness and goodness -- Ancient Greece -- Christianity: spirituality in the material world -- Descartes the mechanic -- Bernard Mandeville's beehive of vice -- Adam Smith, blacksmith of economics -- II: Blasphemous thoughts -- Need for greed: the history of want -- Progress, new Adam, and Sabbath economics -- The axis of good and evil and the Bibles of economics -- The history of the invisible hand of the market and homo economicus -- The history of animal spirits: the dream never sleeps -- Metamathematics -- Masters of truth: science, myths, and faith -- Conclusion: where the wild things are
  • I: Ancient economics and beyond -- The epic of Gilgamesh: on effectiveness, immortality, and the economics of friendship -- The Old Testament: earthliness and goodness -- Ancient Greece -- Christianity: spirituality in the material world -- Descartes the mechanic -- Bernard Mandeville's beehive of vice -- Adam Smith, blacksmith of economics -- III: Blasphemous thoughts -- Need for greed: the history of want -- Progress, new Adam, and Sabbath economics -- The axis of good and evil and the Bibles of economics -- The history of the invisible hand of the market and homo economicus -- The history of animal spirits: the dream never sleeps -- Metamathematics -- Masters of truth: science, myths, and faith -- Conclusion: where the wild things are
Control code
651487395
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780199767205
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)651487395

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