The Value of Reciprocity. Arguing for a Plural Political Economy

Cosma Emilio Orsi*

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The book is a critique of what we shall call the Political Economy of Freedom, which is at the basis of our current system. This conception considers, erroneously, that humans are atomized individuals, solely in the game for their utilitarian benefit, making choices as if they were not a part of various concrete communities and societies. The dominant market form, based on impersonal relations, is based on a implicit contract of reciprocal indifference. Hence what we need, if we want to develop more humane economies and societies, which do not futher disintegrate our natural habitat and human civilization, is a recognition of our connectedness. This will lead to a Political Economy of Solidarity, based on a implicit Contract of Reciprocal Solidarity, and to a conception of society which does not only recognized the separate individual with his negative rights not be interfered with, but also take into account the social right for the Common Good. The essay then investigates the results of such a new view.
Lingua originaleEnglish
EditoreFederico Caffè Centre - Roskilde University Press
Numero di pagine138
ISBN (stampa)8773496901
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2006

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  • Reciprocity


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