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Natural Order Reason and Catallactic: The Approach of F. Bastiat


  • Solal Philippe

    (Université Jean Monnet)

  • Zouache Abdallah

    (Université Jean Monnet)


Lobjet de cet article est déclairer les rapports quentretiennent le droit naturel et léconomie dans la pensée de F. Bastiat. On montre que le statut de la raison humaine occupe une place centrale dans cette articulation. On met également en évidence les tensions entre le mécanisme de répartition des droits de propriété soumis à une procédure de concurrence et le respect de la loi naturelle. A cet égard, F. Bastiat définit la liberté comme la capacité à utiliser la raison.The aim of this paper is to throw a new light on the close relations between natural rights and economics in F. Bastiats thought. We show that the human reason status holds a central place in this articulation. We also underscore the problematic compatibility between the natural rights allocation mechanism based on a competition process and the natural law. We explain how F. Bastiat comes to grips with this tension. He proposes to define the notion of liberty as the faculty of using human reason.

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  • Solal Philippe & Zouache Abdallah, 2000. "Natural Order Reason and Catallactic: The Approach of F. Bastiat," Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, De Gruyter, vol. 10(2), pages 1-14, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:jeehcn:v:10:y:2000:i:2:n:10

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