Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Liberal Thought in France
Chapter 3. The Foundations of Political Economy in France
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THE FOUNDATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY IN FRANCE
For some time after the middle of the 1820s, Charles Comte and Charles Dunoyer removed themselves from the debates and disputes that had marked the previous decade. The Censeur européen had disappeared after a brief life, thereby putting an effective end to their fruitful collaboration. Yet while these two friends then took separate roads, they continued to share the same vision of knowledge and of liberty, as their respective works make clear. In fact, they were more than ever convinced that liberty could only be defended through the development of authentically scientific knowledge. Hence the furious energy they put into studying and defining political economy as a means of uniting action and theory.
Once again, they were inspired by the works of Jean-Baptiste Say and, to a lesser extent, of Destutt de Tracy. The following paragraphs recall the core ideas of these two writers.
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