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Markets with Limits


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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Magical Asymmetry Thesis 2. Semiotic Objections to Markets 3. Sandel, Semiotics, and Money-Based Exchange 4. Sex, Surrogacy, Semiotics, and Spheres: Anderson on Market Exchange 5. Walzer, Satz, Archard and Semiotics 6. Expressivist Arguments 7. What We Talk About When We Talk About the Limits of Markets 8. Why Good Academics Produce Bad Research: Academic Incentives, Woozles, and Hoaxes 9. Market Norms and Academic Norms 10. The Theory and Practice of Changing Norms Conclusion

About the Author

James Stacey Taylor is Professor of Philosophy at The College of New Jersey, USA. He is the author of Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics (2012), Practical Autonomy and Bioethics (2009), and Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts Are Morally Imperative (2005), and is the editor of The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death (2013) and Personal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy (2005).


"In sum, this is an excellent book that does a tremendous job of clarifying where the action should be rather than where it is mistakenly taken to be in talking about the ethics of markets. In this sense the book does exactly what it says on the cover: it puts that debate back on the tracks. It does so in the service of what the author rightly thinks should be the norm governing academic work, namely aiming to secure a better understanding of the issues."
David Archard in Journal of Applied Philosophy"Taylor's incisive book should be required reading for all graduate students in philosophy, and perhaps in many other academic fields."
J. Angelo Corlett in The Philosophical Quarterly

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