Social Inequality, Analytical Egalitarianism, and the March Towards Eugenic Explanations in the Social Sciences

Social Inequality, Analytical Egalitarianism, and the March Towards Eugenic Explanations in the Social Sciences

Editor(s): Laurence S. Moss

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405191258

Online ISBN: 9781444307078

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307078

About this Book

This book gathers together several essays by historians of economics who express varying reactions to the Peart-Levy thesis.

  • Contains several essays by historians of economics who express varying reactions to the thesis expressed in Professors Sandra J. Peart's and David M. Levy's book The 'Vanity of the Philosopher': From Equality to Hierarchy in Post-classical Economics
  • Explains the importance of 'analytic egalitarianism' in economics and the sad consequences of moving away from this approach
  • Provides reading that can complement reading lists in economics, the mathematics of gambling, and the political economy of the gaming industry

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