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Esse Est Percipi

Citation

Coclanis, Peter A. (2007). Esse Est Percipi. Journal of Southern History, 73(3), 589-602.

Abstract

TO START A REVIEW ESSAY IN EARLY MODERN ECONOMIC HISTORY WITH A phrase associated with Bishop George Berkeley, one of that era's fore most immaterialists, is both ironic and depressing. But this phrase, esse est percipi?to be is to be perceived?captures well the present predicament economic historians of that period face. Although some excellent work is still being done in the field of economic history, it is little appreciated, indeed, little read. With a nod to the bishop, we might even ask: If an economic historian writes an article in the Journal of Economic History or in Explorations in Economic History, and no one reads it, did he or she really write it? Esse est percipi.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/27649482

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2007

Journal Title

Journal of Southern History

Author(s)

Coclanis, Peter A.