"Here we have a robust, well-conceived and serious book. It is a breath of fresh air, which improves understanding of preference structures in economic decision models that are better suited to the reality of normal economic science ... this is a well-penned text from a literary perspective; it exudes dexterity, fluency, and boasts a refined sense of humor." - Jose Fernandez, Ethical Perspectives "White objects that the emphasis on inclinations and beliefs makes economics careless of rights, dignity, and autonomy ... His book is a careful reproach to a discipline too often oblivious to individual rights because they are preoccupied by aggregate market efficiency ... Economists reading White's book will find much to value." - David Weissman, Clio "Mark D. White's book on Kantian Ethics and Economics is an outstanding example of mastery in both fields... [A] treatise written in a way that is accessible to graduates and to all economists, increasing the reader's knowledge without being too demanding in terms of pre-existing knowledge." - Stefano Solari, Review of Social Economy "This remarkable book provides a new ethical perspective for economics based on Kantian ethics of autonomy and dignity ... [It] is clearly written, and the author has upheld the interdisciplinary appeal of the topic, demonstrating an outstanding knowledge of the vast literature on ethics (both Kantian and not) and economics. White's emphasis on the irreducibility of moral principles is absolutely relevant for current economics and political debates." - Ivan Boldyrev, Journal of the History of Philosophy "This interesting book presents itself as an introduction to economists of the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant ... [T]he reference point from which the author develops his critique of the ethical foundations of mainstream economics is quite a sophisticated ... view of Kant's conception of morality." - Nicolas Gravel, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics
About the Author
Mark D. White is Professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, CUNY. He has edited several books, the most recent of which are "Accepting the Invisible Hand" and "The Thief of Time."