Baltasar Gracián: El concepto de interés propio como guía de la acción humana

Victoriano Martín Martín, Nieves San Emeterio Martín
2020 Estudios de Economía Aplicada  
The work of Baltasar Gracián, one of the great writers of the Spanish Golden Age, has been interesting for philologists, moral philosophers and political theorists but it has hardly been relevant for economists. This paper explores the writings of this great author of the baroque period in order to emphasize the analysis of human nature derived from his work. Gracián suggested a very similar notion to that used by other Spanish contemporaries: one which possessed a great number of the qualities
more » ... er of the qualities of the homo oeconomicus, an abstract conception of the human being which most of the economists will subsequently embrace.
doi:10.25115/eea.v32i1.3201 fatcat:ie5c4xdqovcyhndrqqclwfmfsu