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The Passions and the Interests:
Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)
Albert O. Hirschman
With a foreword by Amartya Sen and a new preface by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword
Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Pt. 1How the Interests were Called Upon to Counteract the Passions7
The Idea of Glory and Its Downfall9
Man "as he really is"12
Repressing and Harnessing the Passions14
The Principle of the Countervailing Passion20
"Interest" and "Interests" as Tamers of the Passions31
Interest as a New Paradigm42
Assets of an Interest-Governed World: Predictability and Constancy48
Money-Making and Commerce as Innocent and Doux56
Money-Making as a Calm Passion63
Pt. 2How Economic Expansion was Expected to Improve the Political Order67
Elements of a Doctrine70
Related yet Discordant Views93
Pt. 3Reflections on an Episode in Intellectual History115
Where the Montesquieu-Steuart Vision Went Wrong117
The Promise of an Interest-Governed World versus the Protestant Ethnic128
Contemporary Notes132
Notes137
Index147

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