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Author Levine, Aaron.

Title Economic morality and Jewish law / Aaron Levine
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
copyright 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 263 pages) : illustrations
Summary Aaron Levine compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Espousing what philosophers would call a consequentialist ethical system, welfare economics evaluates the worthiness of an economic action based on whether the action would increase the wealth of society in the long run. In contrast, Jewish law espouses a deontological system of ethics within which the determination of the propriety of an action is entirely a matter of discovering the applicable rule in Judaism's code of ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Mishpat Ivri -- Economic aspects.
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Law and economics.
Law and ethics.
Jewish ethics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190261368 ebook