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Inventing the market. Smith, Hegel and political theory

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This thesis analyses the constructions of the market in the thought of Adam Smith and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and their relevance for contemporary political philosophy. Combining the history of ideas with systematic analysis, it contrasts Smith’s view of the market as a benevolently designed ‘contrivance of nature’ with Hegel’s view of the market as a ‘relic of the state of nature.’ In two interpretative chapters these two constructions of the market are discussed within the contexts of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
New College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2011-09-29

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