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Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics

A Multidisciplinary Approach

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  • 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

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Ethical Economy (SEEP, volume 61)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Jermo van Nes, Patrick Nullens, Steven C. van den Heuvel
    Pages 1-8Open Access
  3. Towards a Relational Anthropology Fostering an Economics of Human Flourishing

    • Patrick Nullens, Jermo van Nes
    Pages 9-29Open Access
  4. Natural Goodness

    • Dennis L. Krebs
    Pages 31-49Open Access
  5. Homo Amans: A Personalist Response

    • James Beauregard
    Pages 51-76Open Access
  6. Homo Amans in the Economy: A Utopia?

    • Hendrik Opdebeeck
    Pages 171-180Open Access
  7. A Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics? Concluding Reflections

    • Patrick Nullens, Steven C. van den Heuvel, Jermo van Nes
    Pages 209-220Open Access

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Reasonable Compromise
  • Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics
  • Towards a Relational Anthropology Fostering
  • Economics of Human Flourishing
  • God’s Work in the World
  • The Deep Compatibility of Real Liberalism
  • Homo Amans in the Economy: A Utopia?
  • Homo Amans and Revolutionary Altruism
  • the Anthropological Foundations of Economic Practice
  • How to Change What Cannot be Changed
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium

    Jermo van Nes, Patrick Nullens, Steven C. van den Heuvel

About the editors

Jermo van Nes is Assistant Professor of New Testament at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (ETF), Leuven, Belgium. At ETF, he was Senior Researcher in the Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics. He is also a Research Associate in the Department of New Testament Studies at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His research has been published in academic journals such as New Testament Studies, Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, Novum Testamentum, and the Journal for the Study of the New Testament.

Patrick Nullens is Full Professor of Systematic Theology with a focus on Christian Ethics, and former Rector of the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (ETF), Leuven, Belgium. He is the founder of ETF’s Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics. He is also Extraordinary Professor of Leadership Ethics and Humane Society at the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands. As a widely published author in the field of theology, ethics, leadership, and humanistic management, his research focus is on the need for new leadership and governance to carry out the urgent transitions in sustainability and social justice.

Steven C. van den Heuvel is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology with a focus on Christian Ethics at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (ETF), Leuven, Belgium, and Director of ETF’s Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics. He published inter alia on the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and ecological ethics. Furthermore, he edited a number of scholarly volumes, published by Springer, Palgrave, Peeters, and Routledge. At ETF, he is involved with various research projects on (theological) anthropology, including “The Hope Project” and “Homo Florens,” both funded by the Goldschmeding Foundation.

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USD 49.99
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