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History of consumer demand theory 1871-1971: A Neo-Kantian rational reconstruction

Ivan Moscati ()

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Abstract: This paper examines the history of the neoclassical theory of consumer demand from 1871 to 1971 by bringing into play the knowledge theory of the Marburg School, a Neo-Kantian philosophical movement. The work aims to show the usefulness of a Marburg-inspired epistemology in rationalizing the development of consumer analysis and, more generally, to understand the principles that regulate the process of knowing in neoclassical economics.

Keywords: Consumer Theory; Demand Theory; Utility Theory; Neo- Kantianism; Marburg School (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B13 B21 B40 D11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2005-06-16
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