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La crisi dei subprime letta da Adam Smith: bias come self-deceit


Viganò, Eleonora (2012). La crisi dei subprime letta da Adam Smith: bias come self-deceit. Notizie di Politeia, 28(107):32-47.

Abstract

In this article I will explain the subprime crisis by means of Smith’s theory of human nature. This interpretation reveals (i) many similarities between Smith’s thought and the discoveries of behavioral economics (ii) and the potential of Smith’s theory of human nature in consistently explaining the crisis. Moreover, from this interpretation it emerges that the Smithian practical subject represents a fundamental reference point for the elaboration of a unifying theory of the practical agent that overcomes the traditional opposition between the economic actor and the moral agent.

Abstract

In this article I will explain the subprime crisis by means of Smith’s theory of human nature. This interpretation reveals (i) many similarities between Smith’s thought and the discoveries of behavioral economics (ii) and the potential of Smith’s theory of human nature in consistently explaining the crisis. Moreover, from this interpretation it emerges that the Smithian practical subject represents a fundamental reference point for the elaboration of a unifying theory of the practical agent that overcomes the traditional opposition between the economic actor and the moral agent.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:Italian
Date:2012
Deposited On:19 Dec 2018 15:03
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:58
Publisher:Neos Edizioni
ISSN:1128-2401
OA Status:Closed
Official URL:http://www.politeia-centrostudi.org/arretrati/107.html
Related URLs:http://www.politeia-centrostudi.org/rivista.html

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