Book Review: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel & Political Theory by Liza Herzog

  • Luis Rafael Boscán Flores

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    Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory analyses the constructions of the market in the thought of Adam Smith and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and discusses their relevance for contemporary political philosophy. Combining the history of ideas with systematic analysis, it contrasts Smith’s view of the market as a benevolently designed ‘contrivance of nature’ with Hegel’s view of the market as a ‘relic of the state of nature.’ As the various prizes won by Herzog for this work confirm, this is an excellent scholarly effort, concludes Luis Boscán.

    Subject

    Philosophy, Political Theory, Economics

    Period22 Aug 2013

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    • Title Book Review: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel & Political Theory by Liza Herzog
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletLSE Review of Books
      Media typeWeb
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date22/08/2013
      DescriptionInventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory analyses the constructions of the market in the thought of Adam Smith and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and discusses their relevance for contemporary political philosophy. Combining the history of ideas with systematic analysis, it contrasts Smith’s view of the market as a benevolently designed ‘contrivance of nature’ with Hegel’s view of the market as a ‘relic of the state of nature.’ As the various prizes won by Herzog for this work confirm, this is an excellent scholarly effort, concludes Luis Boscán.
      Producer/AuthorThe London School of Economics and Political Science
      URLblogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2013/08/22/book-review-inventing-the-market-smith-hegel-political-theory/
      PersonsLuis Rafael Boscán Flores