Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, 2013, issue 64, 111-134
This article examines the diverse aspects of the “conversion” of J. C. L. Simonde of Sismondi, in 1817 with the Political Economy. The moment and the contents of the conversion of Sismondi present two kinds of difficulties of interpretation. The first one concerns the role which plays the historical study in the intellectual progress of Sismondi and, in succession, in its conversion. The second kind of difficulties concerns the status, lauded by Sismondi, of the political economy as the science of the legislator, as well as the evolution of its economic theories.
Keywords: J. C. L. S. de Sismondi; conversion; heterodoxy; economic history; political economy as the science of the legislator; classical economic theories. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B12 B31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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