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  1. The boundaries of technique : ordering positive and normative concerns in economic research

    Yuengert, Andrew, 1960-
    Lanham : Lexington Books, c2004.

    Exploring recent controversies over the role of ethics in economics, The Boundaries of Technique encourages scholars and students to discover and debate the ways in which economics is insulated from ethics, and the ways in which it is dependent upon it. Ultimately, by bringing readers to a deeper awareness of the intrinsic involvement of the individual and the responsibility of moral choice, Yuengert makes an invaluable contriubtion to the study and practice of economics.The Boundaries of Technique offers an account of economics as a purposive - that is, human - enterprise. It draws on a thorough account of human action in the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle. Both authors give an account of reason in human action, and the place of technique in moral life. Yuengert uses categories such as prudence, judgment, as well as Aristotelian-Thomist technique to distinguish positive economics and normative economics. This book goes a long way toward opening up crucial questions about economic practice: What is it? How is it done? What is its end result?

  2. Approximating prudence : Aristotelian practical wisdom and economic models of choice

    Yuengert, Andrew, 1960-
    1st ed. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

    In a unique undertaking, Andrew Yuengert explores and describes the limits to the economic model ofthe humanbeing.He develops a careful accoun of human action and motivation known as a "background account" that is both non-mathematical and comprehensive. Approximating Prudence provides an alternative account of human choice, to which economic models can be compared.Yuengert emphasizes those aspects which are most likely to contrast with the economic account of choice: the nature of the ends of practical wisdom; the necessity to act in highly contingent environments; practical wisdom as virtue; the synthetic character of choice; and the unformulability of practical wisdom. He then presents a clear account of practical wisdom, emphasizing those aspects which resist mathematical modeling. Economists have attempted in the past to explain human choice based on the boundaries of practical wisdom, but this book will map the limits of those economic models.

  3. Catholic social teaching in practice : exploring practical wisdom and the virtues tradition

    Yuengert, Andrew, 1960-
    Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2023.

    This book investigates Catholic Social Teaching from the neo-Aristotelian perspective of practical wisdom and the virtues tradition.

    Online Cambridge University Press


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