Germano Maifreda guest lecturer at Aarhus University
Renaissance Europe witnessed a surge of interest in new scientific ideas and theories. Whilst the study of this 'Scientific Revolution' has dramatically shifted our appreciation of many facets of the early-modern world, remarkably little attention has been paid to its influence upon one key area; that of economics. Through an interrogation of the relationship between economic and scientific developments in early-modern Western Europe, this paper will discuss how a new economic epistemology appeared that was to have profound consequences both at the time, and for subsequent generations.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Time 15:00 — 18:00
Location Aarhus, Denmark
Germano Maifreda, From Oikonomia to Political Economy: Constructing Economic Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2012. VII + 304 pp.
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