Humanism Economics: A Brief History of Human Intelligence
Title: Humanism Economics
Subtitle: A Brief History of Human Intelligence
Subject Classification: Economics and Finance, Humanities, History
BIC Classification: KC, H, HB
BISAC Classification: BUS023000, HIS000000, ART015000
Binding: Hardback, pp.262
Publication date: 9th May 2022
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-046-2
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-047-9
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Building on a theory of human intelligence, this book explores the importance of - and limits of - cost/benefit calculus (safety first in hostile environment), on the evolution of economic activity and political discourse. Arguing that intelligence consists of wisdom, cost/benefit reasoning, and creative genius, the book explores the history of the world from hunting and gathering to modern times, drawing on art, literature and invention. It emphasizes ethics, expectations and the importance of historical experience in shaping the humanist economics story.
Author: Dr Carl Mosk is Emeritus Professor in Economics at the University of Victoria in Canada
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