HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Understanding economic conceptions and economic theories as institutional events: reading them as expressions of social forms, political organizations, collective mentalities, historical traditions, cultural frameworks and geographical areas. Particular care will be devoted to the Great Trasformations of the Western Civilization, from Natural Societies to contemporary Capitalism.
Course contents summary
2. Individual and groups.
3. Social control.
4. Religion: the Old Testament.
5. Philosophy: Platonism and Aristotelianism.
6. Law: Roman Law and Common Law.
7. Christianity and Islam.
8. The beginning of economic science in Europe.
9. Olistic theories.
10. Methodological Individualism.
12. The Information Age and its problems.
1) Marco Bianchini, La parola e la merce, Diabasis Università, preprint, Reggio Emilia 2005; 2) Manuel Castells,Volgere di millennio, Universtià Bocconi editore, Milano 2003, third volume, Conclusioni: the two texts can be found at the Photocopy Service of the Faculty of Economics.