Trabalho e troca: Adam Smith e o surgimento do discurso econômico
Hugo Cerqueira ()
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This article explores why Smith's work is a turning point in the history of economic thought. The constitution of an economic discourse and the delimitation of the economy sphere are attributed to: i) the specific nature of Smith's moral philosophy; ii) his way of conceiving economic action as composing an ontological domain structured upon two axis: labor and exchange. The text indicates the connections between Smith's moral philosophy and his economic thought, suggesting that the conventional interpretations underestimate their variety and complexity.
Keywords: ethics and economics; economic thought; economic discourse; Adam Smith (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B12 B30 B40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in Revista de Economia Politica, v. 24, n. 3, p. 422-441, 2004.
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