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The Origins of NeoliberalismModeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault$
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Dotan Leshem

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231177764

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.001.0001

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From Ecclesiastical to Market Economy

From Ecclesiastical to Market Economy

(p.153) 6 From Ecclesiastical to Market Economy
The Origins of Neoliberalism

Dotan Leshem

Columbia University Press

The sixth chapter (From Ecclesiastical to Market Economy) revises some of the main aspects of Arendt’s and Foucault’s critical accounts of modernity. It also discusses the definition of: the economy; economic desire and its desired object; politics; and philosophy in pre-Christian Greek antiquity, Christianity, Liberalism and Neoliberalism. the chapter concludes looking for venues to surpass the latter by going beyond Arendt and Foucault.

Keywords:   Economic Growth, Michel Foucault, Hannah Ardent, Neoliberalism: critical Thought, Economic Theory

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