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Rousseau, ethic and economy. The model of Clarens in the Nouvelle Héloïse

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  • Céline SPECTOR
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    Rousseau offers a reformulation of the concept of economy that can clear the contemporary debate devoted to the relations between ethic and economy. His philosophy allows to define economy according to ethic categories: ethic values and economic values enter in an exchange system; economy aims at prosperity but it is animated by ethic rules and motivations such as compassion or benevolence. Ethic is also understood in a economic way. Rousseau's moral economy is an art of enjoyment which includes both material enjoyment and moral enjoyment.

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    Article provided by L'Harmattan in its journal Cahiers d'économie Politique.

    Volume (Year): (2007)
    Issue (Month): 53 ()
    Pages: 27-53

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    Handle: RePEc:cpo:journl:y:2007:i:53:p:27-53

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