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Conversations on Human Action and Practical Rationality

This volume brings together leading scholars in the study of practical rationality and human action – namely, Alfred Mele, Hugh McCann, Michael Bratman, George Ainslie, Daniel Hausman and Joshua Knobe. They were interviewed by the editors in a project based at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto structured aroun...

Land Law and Economic Development in Papua New Guinea

This book is devoted to an analysis of alternative land tenure systems in Papua New Guinea and offers a blend of philosophical, legal, sociological and economic approaches to this issue. The text is divided roughly into two sections. The first six chapters provide a religious, philosophical, historical, sociological and legal conte...

The Crisis of the Human Sciences

Centralization and over-professionalization can lead to the disappearance of a critical environment capable of linking the human sciences to the “real world.” The authors of this volume suggest that the humanities need to operate in a concrete cultural environment able to influence procedures on a hic et nunc basis, and that they s...

The Dialectics of Globalization

Combining bold theortical analysis and careful empirical investigation Harris provides a critical framework to understand the political and economic underpinnings of globalization. In an unique historical approach the book examines how the revolution in information technologies and the break-up of the Soviet Union intertwined to pr...
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Towards a New Orientation

In a collection of nine inter-linked essays, Meštrović provides critical insights into the defining questions of our age. Mixing theoretical, empirical and normative insights, utilising inter-disciplinary or, more accurately, post-disciplinary modes of reasoning, Meštrović traces the current imbalance between market globalisation a...

Trade and Empire in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Free trade has become a highly politicized term, but its origins, historical context, and application to policy decisions have been largely overlooked. This book examines the relationship between liberal political economy and the changing conception of empire in the eighteenth century, investigating how the doctrine of laissez-fair...

Islamic Economics

Studies conducted in the field of Islamic economics lose their relevance over time. Works examining Islamic economics since the 1970s have been co-opted by the existing economic system and have become limited to a large extent, as they are now only concerned with financial transactions. In fact, “Islamic economics” as a concept sho...

Render Unto God

The Great Recession, like most economic depressions, has compelled many to reconsider not only the consequences, but also the very nature of contemporary global capitalism. Sadly, very little critical reflection on the fundamental nature of the world’s hegemonic economic system has come from its most devout disciples – evangelicals...

Reflections on Society and Academia

This anthology assembles notes that address a wider spectrum of concern within the social sciences, as well as higher education and design and planning issues. The essays, articles and book reviews gathered here allow for an easy, and holistic, assessment of publications that cover various themes and were written during the past tw...

Economic Growth

Today, the average person in the world lives a more comfortable life compared to the richest people in the last century and, in fact, their life is more comfortable than even the kings of the previous centuries. We owe this situation first and foremost to the high growth rates that gained momentum after the industrial revolution. A...

Enslavement, Persisting through our Political Economy

Besides the most blatantly repulsive forms of slavery, exploitation is also perpetrated by limiting freedom of choice, undermining human dignity, destroying cultural identity, retarding financial security and partitioning opportunity and access to resources. The absence of a moral compass in the administration of political economie...
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