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Economic Ethics
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I. History – II. Problems and Themes

I. History

As reflection on the lived ethos, ethics has since Antiquity also considered economic participation, as it touches on ethos, as an essential component of ethos. Aristotle restricted economy to securing household autarchy, from which commerce was distinct; and, insofar as it produced money from money in transactions involving interest, he rejected it (Eth. Nic. 1256 b 1–8). The Bible, especially in the OT, gives numerous rules regarding t…

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Herms, Eilert, “Economic Ethics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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