Christos Baloglou - On technological change and stage evolution in the works of Seneca and Adam Smith

jpe:10599 - Journal of Philosophical Economics, May 20, 2010, Volume III Issue 2 - https://doi.org/10.46298/jpe.10599
On technological change and stage evolution in the works of Seneca and Adam SmithArticle

Authors: Christos Baloglou 1

The present paper investigates the links that connect Seneca and Adam Smith in relation to the concept of the technological change and the evolution of society. The Roman philosopher and jurist discusses extensively the technical achievements in various factors of production which are an outcome of the division of labour. The main question concerning the fact, if all inventions stem originally from the cogitations of philosophers, or, the common workman is exposed to the manufacturing process in his daily tasks appears also in Adam Smith's thought. The analysis shows Smith's classical roots and the significance of the Roman literature.


Volume: Volume III Issue 2
Section: Articles
Published on: May 20, 2010
Imported on: December 28, 2022
Keywords: division of labour,invention,productive process,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences

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