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The Mind and the Market
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Capitalism in Western Thought

Table of Contents

Introduction

ONE

Historical Backdrop: Rights, Righteousness, and Virtue

TWO
Voltaire: "A Merchant of a Noble Kind"

THREE
Adam Smith: Moral Philosophy and Political Economy

FOUR
Justus Moeser: The Market as Destroyer of Culture

FIVE
Edmund Burke: Commerce, Conservatism, and the Intellectuals

SIX
Hegel: A Life Worth Choosing

SEVEN
Karl Marx: From Jewish Usury to Universal Vampirism

EIGHT
Matthew Arnold: Weaning the Philistines from the Drug of Business

NINE
Weber, Simmel, and Sombart: Community, Individuality, and Rationality

TEN

Lukas and Freyer: From the Quest for Community to the Temptations of Totality

ELEVEN

Schumpeter: Innovation and Resentment

TWELVE
From Keynes to Marcuse: Affluence and Its Discontents

THIRTEEN
Friedrich Hayek: Untimely Liberal

Conclusion

Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

About the Author

Jerry Z. Muller is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Other God That Failed- Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism, Adam Smith in His Time and Ours- Designing the Decent Society, and Conservatism- An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Reviews

"A magisterial contribution to the history of ideas."-Peter L. Berger, Institute for the Study of Economic Culture

"Comprehensive, lucidly analytical, and splendidly, admirably objective."-Howard M. Sachar, author of A History of Israel and Dreamland: Europeans and Jews in the Aftermath of the Great War

"Thanks to Muller's sensitive and critical guidance, we come away knowing the subject far better than would otherwise be possible."-David S. Landes, author of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

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