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L'ascesi intramondana e gli spazi di mercato

Giuseppe Conti

Discussion Papers from Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Abstract: The paper investigates some historical and philosophical foundations of the gift. In the neoliberal ideology the gift is like a merchant exchange, and evaluable in a simple scheme of supply and demand interactions. This approach was in line with an ethical change about the social consideration of ancient and Thomistic contempt of the chrematistics, opposed to good life. From this reversal of ancient ethos descends the main aspects of a new way of governance of society that narrows personal rights.

Keywords: Innerworldly asceticism; Capitalism as religion; Gift and exchange. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-01-01
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Note: ISSN 2039-1854
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