Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics

Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics

A Multidisciplinary Approach

This open access book offers a multidisciplinary dialogue on relational anthropology in contemporary economics. A particular view of the human being is often assumed in economic models, but seldom acknowledged let alone explicated. Addressing this neglected area of research in economic studies, altogether the contributors touch upon the importance and potential of virtues, the notions of freedom and self-love, the potential of simulation models, the dialectics of love, and questions of methodology in constructing a relational anthropology for contemporary economics. The overall result is a highly informative and constructive dialogue, establishing inter alia a research agenda for future collaborative and multidisciplinary study.

  • The first book to suggest that the homo economicus model can be refined by the concept of homo amans;
  • Brings together scholars to discuss the importance of relational anthropology for contemporary economics;
  • Engages various academic disciplines in discussing relational anthropology for economics.

(E-Book: ISBN 9783030846909; Hardcover: ISBN 9783030846893; Softcover: 9783030846893, XIV + 220 pag.)

Van Nes, Jermo, Patrick Nullens, and Steven C. van den Heuvel, eds. Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Ethical Economy (SEEP) 61. Cham: Springer, 2022.