Alcuni motivi della ripresa dell'etica economica nella seconda metà del Novecento
Author(s)Cremaschi, Sergio Volodia Marcello
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AbstractI reconstruct a few themes of the early twentieth-century discussion that headed to the claim of a value-free character of economic theory and of the subsequent discussion that headed to a resumption of a rich discussion of economic ethics and of applied ethics with regard to economic practices. I examine the discussion on value-freedom from classical political economy to Robbins, the role played by utilitarianism in economic theory and the puzzles connected to the idea of utility and several recent discussions on social choice, welfare, and collective choice. I end by discussing a few good reasons for the revival of business ethics.