The book investigates the many ways that
economic and moral reasoning interact, overlap and conflict both historically
and at present. The book explores economic and moral thinking as a historically
contingent pair using the concept of economic normativities. The contributors
use case studies including economic practices, such as trade and finance and
tax and famine reforms in the British colonies to explore the intellectual
history of how economic and moral issues interrelate.
Thorup is Associate Professor of history of political and economic thought at
the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His publications include Pro Bono (2015), The Total Enemy (2015), Intellectual
History of Terror (2010) and Rousseau
and Revolution (2010). His research concentrates at present on the history
of everyday economics.