The ontology of ‘the Economic’: An Aristotelian analysis

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The ontology of ‘the Economic’: An Aristotelian analysis

Show simple item record Crespo, Ricardo 2016-07-28T13:27:57Z 2016-07-28T13:27:57Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Ricardo F. Crespo The ontology of ‘the economic’: an Aristotelian analysis Camb. J. Econ. 2006 30: 767-781. en_US
dc.description.abstract Tony Lawson’s and Uskali Mäki’s respective realist projects rely on an ontology of the economy. This paper will not focus on these research projects but will instead try to shed light on them by introducing an ontology of the economy according to Aristotle. Oikonomiké, the seminal term used by him, is not a noun but an adjective. For Aristotle, nouns express entities or beings, both self-sufficient beings and accidental properties. Adjectives almost always express accidents. What kind of being is ‘the economic’? This analysis will suggest some conclusions about the constraints of economic science and the need for Institutions according to the peculiar ontological condition of ‘the economic’ as conceived by Aristotle. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge Journal of Economics en_US
dc.subject Realism en_US
dc.subject Ontology of economy en_US
dc.subject Aristotle en_US
dc.title The ontology of ‘the Economic’: An Aristotelian analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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