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Christos P. BALOGLOU
Christos P. Baloglou holds a Ph.D. from University of Frankfurt and is working in Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A., Athens (cbaloglou@ote.gr)
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On technological change and stage evolution in the works of Seneca and Adam Smith (Christos P. BALOGLOU)
Abstract: The present paper investigates the links that connect Seneca and Adam Smith in relation to the concept of the technological change and the evolution of society. The Roman philosopher and jurist discusses extensively the technical achievements in various factors of production which are an outcome of the division of labour. The main question concerning the fact, if all inventions stem originally from the cogitations of philosophers, or, the common workman is exposed to the manufacturing process in his daily tasks appears also in Adam Smith’s thought. The analysis shows Smith’s classical roots and the significance of the Roman literature. [Volume III Issue 2 (Spring 2010)] Read the article ...
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