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The mystery of capital and the construction of social reality / edited by Barry Smith, David M. Mark, Isaac Ehrlich.

The mystery of capital and the construction of social reality / edited by Barry Smith, David M. Mark, Isaac Ehrlich.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, 2008.

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  • Ehrlich, Isaac.
  • Mark, David M.
  • Smith, Barry
  • Smith, Barry, 1952-
xxiv, 360 p. : ill.; 23 cm.
"A collection of essays by philosophers, economists, and political scientists addressing Hernando de Soto's--The Mystery of Capital--and John R. Searle's --The Construction of Social Reality-- --Provided by publisher.
  • Capital
  • Social sciences > Philosophy
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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What I do, and how philosophy has helped me / Hernando de Soto -- Social ontology and political power / John R. Searle -- Searle and de Soto: the new ontology of the social world / Barry Smith -- The construction of social reality: Searle, de Soto, and Disney / Jeremy Shearmur -- How philosophy and science may interact: a case study of works by John Searle and Hernando de Soto / Ingvar Johansson -- Language and institutions in Searle's The construction of social reality / Josef Moural -- The mystery of human capital as engine of growth, or why the U.S. became the economic superpower in the twentieth century / Issac Ehrich -- Allocation and misallocation of human capital: some lessons from Japan and Russia / Serguey Braguinsky -- On the essential nature of human capital / Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo -- Property law for development policy and institutional theory: problems of structure, choice, and change / Errol Meidinger -- The institutionalization of real property rights: the case of Denmark / Erik Stubkjer -- A case for simple laws / Andrew Y. Frank -- Sovereigns, squatters, and property rights: from Guano Islands to the moon / David R. Koepsell -- The property rights prescription: urban migrants versus rural customary land tenure in the developing world / Jon D. Unruh -- Geological regions as brute facts, social facts, and institutional facts / Daniel R. Montello -- Collective intentionally, documentation, and real estate / Dan Fitzpatrick -- Real institutions, and really legitimate institutions / Eric Palmer.
  • 9780812696158 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0812696158 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
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