9781107681408-1107681405-The Physiocrats and the World of the Enlightenment

The Physiocrats and the World of the Enlightenment

ISBN-13: 9781107681408
ISBN-10: 1107681405
Author: Vardi, Liana
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 324 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9781107681408
ISBN-10: 1107681405
Author: Vardi, Liana
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 324 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Vardi, Liana wrote The Physiocrats and the World of the Enlightenment comprising 324 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107681405 and 9781107681408. Since then The Physiocrats and the World of the Enlightenment textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

The Physiocrats believed that wealth came exclusively from the land, that nature was fecund and man could harness its reproductive forces. Capital investments in agriculture and hard work would create profits that circulated to other sectors and supported all social institutions. Physiocracy, which originated in late eighteenth-century France, is therefore widely considered a forerunner of modern economic theory. The Physiocrats and the World of the Enlightenment places the Physiocrats in context by inscribing economic theory within broader Enlightenment culture. Liana Vardi discusses three theorists - Francois Quesnay; Victor Riquetti, marquis de Mirabeau; and Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours - and shows how their understanding of mental processes, science, politics, and the arts influenced their individual approach to economic writing. The difficulty in explaining the doctrine, combined with the expectation that the public would be persuaded by its arguments, mired physiocracy in endless contradictions. This work offers a framework for understanding physiocratic theory and its complicated relation to modern economics.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book