Economics and political philosophy tend to lead separate existences in separate university departments. This paper argues that there are gains to be had in the understanding of the teaching of economics if the intellectual divide between these disciplines is bridged. The history of economic thought owes its evolution in part to responses at particular points in time to the enduring questions of political philosophy. A more deep‐seated understanding of economics and of HET is therefore available if considered in conscious alliance with the history of political philosophy (HPP). In short, the argument of this paper ‐ which considers five dimensions of the interdependence of HET and HPP ‐ is the reverse of Scott Gordon’s conclusion that economists have little or nothing to learn from philosophers.
Duhs, A. (1998), "Five dimensions of the interdependence of philosophy and economics integrating HET and the history of political philosophy", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 25 No. 10, pp. 1477-1508. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299810214052Download as .RIS
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