In this paper human subsistence is used as focal perspective. Working on Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Mandeville's Fable we speculate on the role of passions in shaping the structural dynamics of the economic system. Subsistence is here seen as an historical process of 'making' an individual and collective life. In this perspective the 'man and society' relationship emerges as grounded in the struggle for daily living and refinement and shaped by the tensions inherent in historical practices of self control and social governance.

Needs and passions of human subsistence in the moral economy of the early eighteenth century / Picchio, Antonella. - In: HISTORY OF ECONOMIC IDEAS. - ISSN 1122-8792. - STAMPA. - 3:(2003), pp. 1-29.

Needs and passions of human subsistence in the moral economy of the early eighteenth century

PICCHIO, Antonella
2003

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In this paper human subsistence is used as focal perspective. Working on Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Mandeville's Fable we speculate on the role of passions in shaping the structural dynamics of the economic system. Subsistence is here seen as an historical process of 'making' an individual and collective life. In this perspective the 'man and society' relationship emerges as grounded in the struggle for daily living and refinement and shaped by the tensions inherent in historical practices of self control and social governance.
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Needs and passions of human subsistence in the moral economy of the early eighteenth century / Picchio, Antonella. - In: HISTORY OF ECONOMIC IDEAS. - ISSN 1122-8792. - STAMPA. - 3:(2003), pp. 1-29.
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