Book notes: Economic philosophies, by Alessandro Roselli

Roselli’s analytical and historical exploration is especially valuable now, writes Robert Pringle

Economic philosophies, by Alessandro Roselli

Alessandro Roselli, Economic philosophies: liberalism, nationalism, socialism: do they still matter?, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, 264 pages

This book investigates the social and political philosophies that underlie different schools of economics, focusing on their presuppositions or ‘pre-analytical visions’. Alessandro Roselli calls these ‘ideologies’, not in a pejorative sense, but to denote these philosophical underpinnings. Economic ideas are products of their time and place. A search for

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