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Stephen D. Cox

Works Published inMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free Market

Stephen Cox is professor of literature and director of the humanities program at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of "The Stranger Within Thee": Concepts of the Self in Late Eighteenth-Century Literature (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980); Love and Logic: The Evolution of Blake's Thought (University of Michigan Press, 1992); The Titanic Story (Open Court, 1999); The Woman and the Dynamo: Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America (Transaction, 2004); The New Testament and Literature (Open Court, 2006); and The Big House: Image and Reality of the American Prison (Yale University Press, 2009).

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Review of Literature and Liberty: Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism by Allen P. Mendenhall

Philosophy and Methodology

11/19/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
During the past forty years, nothing has been more popular in the American university than “interdisciplinary work.” Too often, however, the appropriate prefix for “disciplinary” has been “non” rather than “inter.” Doing something “interdisciplinary” offers an expert in field X the opportunity to...


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Joseph Conrad's Praxeology

BiographiesFree MarketsMedia and CulturePraxeology

10/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
He understood economic relationships, and he saw that such economic concepts as scarcity, price, profit, and investment have implications that go far beyond the scope of economic behavior as ordinarily represented in works of "economic" or "social" fiction.
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Preface to Literature and the Economics of Liberty

Media and CultureEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

01/15/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The Austrian School is the most humane form of economics we know, and the most philosophically informed — hence we regard it as the most relevant to humanistic studies."
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Willa Cather's Capitalism

BiographiesFree MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurship

01/15/2010Mises Daily Articles
Cather's most straightforwardly economic book is O Pioneers! (1913).
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Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture

Media and Culture

In a welcome change of critical perspective, Paul Cantor and Stephen Cox give an economic interpretation of literature from a pro-market point of view, not the standard Marxism take.
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