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Bourgeois Revaluation: How Innovation Became Ethical, 1600-1848 (draft 2010)
[The Bourgeois Era, Vol. 3]

Formerly named:

Bourgeois Towns: How Capitalism Became Virtuous, 1300-1776

by Deirdre McCloskey
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Filed under books [drafts] and academic interests

October 17, 2007

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: How One Might See the Coming of a Bourgeois Ideology
  2. Part 1: What Needs to be Explained: The Rhetoric of the Aristocratic and Bourgeois English
    1. Chapter 1: Ideology is Rhetoric
    2. Chapter 2: Elizabethan Drama Disdained the Bourgeoisie
    3. Chapter 3: The Bourgeoisie Measures
    4. Chapter 4: The New Values Triumphed by 1848, or 1790, or 1710
  3. Part 2: How It Happened in Venice, Amsterdam, Glasgow, London, and Philadelphia
    1. Chapter 5: The Dutch Were Bourgeois
    2. Chapter 7: How the British Got That Way
    3. Chapter 8: The Literary Impulse: Defoe, Addison, Gay
  4. Part 3: Philosophizing the Bourgeois Virtues
    1. Chapter 9: Bourgeois Life Came to be Philosophized around 1700
    2. Chapter 10: French Theorists of the Bourgeoisie Admired Britain
    3. Chapter 11: Adam Smith Shows Bourgeois Theory at Its Best
    4. Chapter 12: Smith Was Last Great Virtue Ethicist
    5. Chapter 13: Franklin Was Bourgeois, But Not Prudence Only
    6. Chapter 14: Japan Theorized Dignity for the Bourgeoisie
  5. Part 4: What's Wrong with Prudence Only
    1. Chapter 15: Hobbesian Prudence is Not Sufficient
    2. Chapter 16: The Left Should Acknowledge the Virtues
    3. Chapter 17: But So Should the Right
    4. Chapter 18: Prudence Only Does Not Work
  6. Part 5: The Material Consequences and Causes of Bourgeois Virtues
    1. Chapter 19: Modern Growth is a Factor of Fifteen
    2. Chapter 20: It was Not Thrift, or the Protestant Ethic
    3. Chapter 21: Nationalism Was Not It