Econtwitter is wonderful. Yesterday, an undergraduate emailed me to ask for book recommendations about the overlap between economics and philosophy. I recommended: Amartya Sen The Idea of Justice  Michael Sandel What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets Agnar … Continue reading

Econtwitter is wonderful. Yesterday, an undergraduate emailed me to ask for book recommendations about the overlap between economics and philosophy. I recommended:

Agnar Sandmo Economics Evolving 
and

Then I asked Twitter, and here is the resulting, much longer, list. I won’t editorialise about them, although some are not good undergraduate intros in my view. One striking thing is how few recent overviews there are, however (as @esamjones also pointed out on Twitter). Huge thanks to all who made suggestions. This is a fantastic collective list.

Ken Binmore’s Playing Fair, Just Playing, or Natural Justice

Tomas Sedlacek’s The Economics of Good and Evil

Albert Hirschman, Exit, Voice & Loyalty

The Social Limits to Growth, Fred Hirsch

Julian Reiss, Philosophy of Economics

Contested Commodities – Margaret Reading

Several books by Martha Nussbaum

Francesco Guala’s work, eg Methodology of Experimental Economics, then Understanding Institutions

Hausman & McPherson’s Economic analysis & moral philosophy

Martin Hollis – though perhaps more general social science than economics

Explanation and Human Action by A R Louch

The Worldly Philosophers, Robert Heilbroner

Jon Elster’s Nuts and bolts for the social sciences

Mahbub-al-Haq. The Poverty Curtain

Emma Rothschild, Economic Sentiments

Frank Hahn and Martin Hollis’s Philosophy and Economic Theory

Jerry Muller, The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought

Joan Robinson, Economic Philosophy

Jesse Norman, Adam Smith: What He Thought & Why It Matters, chapters 6-10

Tony Lawson Reorienting Economics

Sheila Dow Foundations for New Economic Thinking

 

 

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