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Economics in Search of a Moral Philosophy

Working Paper Author: Wahiduddin Mahmud January 2021 The purpose of this essay is to review the state of economics as a discipline in light of how and to what extent ethical considerations and the precepts of moral philosophy affect the theory and application of economics. In its pursuit for purely ‘objective’ analyses and, thereby, attain the status of a science, modern neo-classical economics is constrained by self-imposed limitations in making...

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