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Civil happiness : economics and human flourishing in historical perspective

Luigino Bruni (Author)
This impressive volume presents an historical review of the evolution of economic thought. Bruni offers a significant contribution for a new season of studies on happiness and sociality in economics.
Print Book, English, 2006
Routledge, London, 2006
XV, 169 str. ; 24 cm.
9780415326285, 0415326281
Introduction and Summary. Acknowledgements. Part 1: Happiness, Again 1. The Easterlin Paradox 2. Happiness and More 3. What is Happiness? Part 2: The Explanations of the Easterlin Paradox 1. Hedonic Treadmill and Set-Point Theory 2. Satisfaction Treadmill 3. The ‘social treadmill’ Part 3: From the ‘Civil’ to the ‘Uncivil’ Animal 1. Aristotle’s Eudaimonia 2. Civic Humanism 3. The Sunset of the Civil 4. The ‘Uncivil Animal’ Tradition Part 4: Public Happiness 1. Towards a New Foundation of Civil life 2. Della Pubblica Felicità 3. Between Tradition and Modernity Part 5: Genovesi, and the Neapolitan School of Civil Economy 1. The Bright Lights of Naples 2. Civil Virtues, Public Happiness 3. On the Other Hand: Private Interests and Common Good in Civil Economy Tradition 4. Economia Civile and Fede Pubblica Part 6: Happiness as Reciprocity 1. A Relational Anthropology 2. More than Sociality: Reciprocity 3. Wealth and Happiness 4. The Happiness of Others 5. A Short Evaluation Part 7: Adam Smith: Sociality Outside Market 1. Market and Civil Society 2. Trust as Reputation 3. Happiness as Deception 4. Which Sociality in Market? Part 8: The Cambridge Civil Tradition 1. Malthus on Happiness and Sociality 2. Marshall, the ‘Good Economic Science’ 3. Analogies and Differences Part 9: Happiness Becomes Pleasure 1. The English Happiness 2. John Stuart Mill 3. Bentham’s Hedonic Happiness 4. The (Anti)Classical Hedonist Economics Part 10: 1. Pareto and Wicksteed: The Definitive Divorce Between Economics and Civil Happiness 2. Wicksteed’s Non-Tuism Part 11: Happiness and Relational Good. References