Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 283: Values, multiculturalism and representations

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    The theory of values is underdeveloped within economics with very few theoretical models explaining how values are created and propagated through a population. Those models that do exist are limited in how well they explain the role of values and the conclusions they reach. This paper argues that the theory of values needs to be fundamentally rethought, incorporating basic ideas from psychology, anthropology and philosophy that have largely been ignored in the literature. The resulting models are applied to answer some fundamental issues surrounding the notion of multiculturalism.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    Number of pages52
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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    NameDundee Discussion Papers in Economics
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    ISSN (Print)1473-236X


    • Values
    • Representations
    • mental actions
    • Multiculturalism


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