HISTORY-ECONOMIC THOUGHT 125 (001) (Fall 2020)

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QUESTION 1

Describe Bentham's concept of utility.  What did he use it for? What point was he tyrying to make?


 

QUESTION 2

  1. What was the problem with Jevon's notion of utility that nearly caused his theory to me rejected by the scientific community?

 

QUESTION 3

  • In modern economics we regard “maximization of utility” as the same as Smith’s “pursuit of self-interest”. To “maximize” utility we make economic choices.  While “utility” itself is taken to mean both “personal wellbeing” and “satisfaction of want”.
     
    • Name some elements of Bentham’s utility that maximize pleasure but not wellbeing
    • Name some options that Sen mentions that maximize wellbeing but not pleasure
    • Why might one choose an option that maximizes neither wellbeing or pleasure.

 

QUESTION 4

  1. From the Garden of Eden story, was Adam’s (or Eve’s) choice to eat the forbidden fruit utility maximizing?  Why or why not?




 The Marginal Revolution: McLaren on Bentham (posted on BB / ilearn) McLaren on the Marginal Revolution (Posted on BB / ilearn) Ingrao and Israel on Walras (Posted on BB / ilearn) 

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