On the Concept of ‘Felicitas Publica' in Eighteenth-Century Political Economy

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
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Title
On the Concept of ‘Felicitas Publica' in Eighteenth-Century Political Economy
Journal
Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Author(s)
D'Onofrio Federico
ISSN
1053-8372
1469-9656
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
37
Number
03
Pages
449-471
Abstract
This article presents some observations on “public happiness” in order to clarify the idea’s meaning in the eighteenth-century Italian context. It examines Lugino Bruni’s interpretation of this concept, and criticizes his understanding of public happiness as the continuation of Artistotle’s eudaimonia. Bruni stresses the social and collective nature of happiness in the civil economy of the Italian eighteenth century. By examining the works of Ludovico Antonio Muratori and Antonio Genovesi, this article addresses instead the political meaning of public happiness for absolute monarchies, and underlines its origins in the German tradition of natural law.
Keywords
History and Philosophy of Science, General Economics, Econometrics and Finance, General Arts and Humanities
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