The book focuses on methodology, argument and context of 18th century philosopher Christian Wolffs last book, the Oeconomica. This work, a rationalist guide to household morality, is discussed in conjunction with Wolff's natural law-based welfare state theory. A case study at a cross-section of philosophy, political science and history, it dissects the ideological conflation of private and public interest in the absolutist state.
The House is in a State: Christian Wolff's Oeconomica
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