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Abstract and Keywords
The “classic” Christian tradition of sociality, here referred to as Aristotelian-Thomistic, found a significant expression in economics within the eighteenth-century Neapolitan tradition of Civil Economy. This Civil Economy tradition includes the works Antonio Genovesi and Giacinto Dragonetti, which are examined in detail. It was submerged by other currents of modernity but has reappeared in recent Roman Catholic economic thought, in particular Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate. “Economics as if people mattered”—this catchphrase concisely explicates the ultimate content of the Civil Economy research program that constitutes the most original contribution of Italian economic thought since the eighteenth century.
Luigino Bruni is Professor of Economics at LUMSA University in Rome.
Stefano Zamagni is Professor of Economics at University of Bologna.
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