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"Be Quiet" mais modérement : le rôle de l'Etat dans la pensée économique de Jeremy Bentham

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  • Nathalie Sigot

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    (PHARE - Pôle d'Histoire de l'Analyse et des Représentations Economiques - CNRS : FRE2541 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I - Université de Paris X - Nanterre)

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Cet article a pour objet de montrer que la tradition associant l'utilitarisme de Bentham au libéralisme économique conduit à négliger la singularité d'une approche dans laquelle la sphère économique ne peut être pensée comme autonome par rapport à la législation. L'accent est placé sur les problèmes d'information qui, s'ils justifient la non-ingérence de la puissance publique au regard des objectifs propres à l'économie - la " subsistance " et l'"abondance " -, conduisent également à des conclusions interventionnistes, chaque fois qu'une insuffisance d'information introduit une incertitude, mettant en danger le " bien de sûreté " et, plus généralement, les objectifs spécifiques de la "législation ".

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Date of creation: 1993
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Publication status: Published, Revue Economique, 1993, 44, 1, 23-50
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Keywords: Bentham; Utilitarisme; Libéralisme; Etat;

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  1. Christian Schmidt, 1988. "Programme de recherche benthamien et économie politique britannique. Deux rendez-vous manqués," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 39(4), pages 809-840.
  2. Enzo PESCIARELLI, 1988. "Smith, Bentham and the Development of Contrasting Ideas on Entrepreneurship," Working Papers 11, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
  3. Frank Petrella, 1977. "Benthamism and the demise of Classical economic Ordnungspolitik," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 9(2), pages 215-236, Summer.
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  1. A. Baujard, 2006. "From moral welfarism to technical non-welfarism : A step back to Bentham’s felicific calculus of its members," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 200606, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.
  2. André Lapidus & Nathalie Sigot, 2000. "Individual Utility in a Context of Asymetric Sensitivity to Pleasure and Pain: An Interpretation of Bentham's Felicific Calculus," Post-Print hal-00344899, HAL.
  3. Nathalie Sigot, 1998. "Les principes d'un système monétaire sain de Bentham," Cahiers d'Économie Politique, Programme National Persée, vol. 32(1), pages 117-140.

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