Studies in Emergent Order is proud to publish a symposium on Professor Luigino Bruni’s The Genesis and Ethos of the Market. Dr. Bruni’s book explores the history of capitalism and its underlying culture, emphasizing the role markets play in facilitating community and cooperation. He argues that markets promote, rather than oppose, civic virtue and the common good, drawing on the 19th century Neapolitan school of Civil economy.
This symposium features scholarly commentary and analysis on Dr. Bruni’s book from a variety of scholars (including Richard E. Wagner, Daniel J. Smith, and Rosolino Candela and Benjamin Powell), as well as Dr. Bruni’s response expanding upon the concept of market virtues. Studies in Emergent Order is pleased that this symposium serves as an important addition to the literature on the morality of the market.
Studies in Emergent Order (SIEO) is an open-access journal dedicated to fostering research, discussion and publication concerning the roles played by and implications of emergent order phenomena, particularly in society but not excluding other areas.