The Pre-eminence of Use: Reinterpreting the Relation between Use and Exchange in Aristotle’s Economic Thinking

Mei, Todd (2009) The Pre-eminence of Use: Reinterpreting the Relation between Use and Exchange in Aristotle’s Economic Thinking. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 47 (4). pp. 523-548. ISSN 0022-5053. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Aristotle’s economic thinking in the Nicomachean Ethics 5.5 and Politics 1 provides one of the earliest analyses of the economic nature exchange. Establishing the significance of Aristotle in this area has often led modern commentators to equate Aristotle’s descriptive analysis of use and exchange to the definitions of use-value and exchange-value as it is found in Karl Marx. In this article, I show that Aristotle’s understanding of use and exchange is qualitatively different from this interpretation, focusing in particular on the ethical nature of use and how, for Aristotle, exchange is an extension of practical deliberation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Todd Mei
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 14:36
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2011 15:15
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23352 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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