In December 1994, social scientists from the fields of economics, philosophy, political science and anthropology attended a workshop to discuss the current state of the economics-ethics nexus by way of examining both past and contemporary practice.

The proceedings of this conference presented a wide variety of attitudes and included an examination of economics and ethics:

  • from an economist’s and a philosopher’s perspective
  • in order to assess the contemporary implications of the relationship
  • in the late 19th century against the background of a long utilitarian tradition

This is a set of stimulating reflections by practitioners – including Chen Liew Ten, Bob Coats and Geoffrey Brennan – on the tricky associations between economics and ethics.