From Homo oeconomicus to Homo symbolicus

From Homo oeconomicus to Homo symbolicus

When the choices are incomparable, indivisible, relational and passionate

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2014-09-10 )

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Homo oeconomicus, as the subject of economics, should be abandoned in favor of homo symbolicus. More precisely, homo oeconomicus can stay on the scene as long as human choices are simple. However, when choices have to deal with incomparability of the alternatives, indivisibility of the goods, an intrinsically relational situation, and passions that overwhelm her/him, then homo symbolicus, defined as a social actor shaped by the culture of which s/he is surrounded, occupies the center of the stage.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-59925-5

ISBN-10:

3659599255

EAN:

9783659599255

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Nicolò Bellanca

Number of pages:

140

Published on:

2014-09-10

Category:

General Social sciences