BEYOND ECONOMIC MAN: ADAM SMITH'S CONCEPT OF THE AGENT AND THE ROLE OF DECEPTION

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Caroline GERSCHLAGER (2005)
  • Journal: Cahiers d'├ęconomie Politique, issue 49, pages 31-49
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:B12 | jel:B2 | jel:B3

Drawing on Adam Smith's "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" I suggest analysing and further developing my hypothesis that deception is inevitable in the social setting. Smith's agents, who constantly deceive themselves because they cannot look impartially at themselves and... View more
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