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An Economic Turn: A Hermeneutical Reinterpretation of Political Economy with Respect to the Question of Land

Mei, Todd (2011) An Economic Turn: A Hermeneutical Reinterpretation of Political Economy with Respect to the Question of Land. Research in Phenomenology, 14 (3). pp. 297-326. ISSN 0085-5553. E-ISSN 1569-1640. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:51769)

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Abstract

The philosophy of economics has been largely guided by analytic philosophy. Even Marx has been appropriated without much scandal by economists who separate his scientific contributions from his politics. In this article, I place hermeneutics (i.e., Heidegger and Ricoeur) in dialogue with the conventional understanding of land as a factor of production. The history of political economy misunderstands land as an entity classifiable as property and capital. I argue instead that land’s ontological role, deriving from Heidegger’s concept of earth, suggests that economics needs to account for it in a new way according to David Ricardo’s notion of land rent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Heidegger, land, rent, Ricardo, earth, Henry George.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: Todd Mei
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 14:34 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51769 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mei, Todd: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7467-3588
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