Accounting and the Benthams: accounting as negation?

Gallhofer, S. and Haslam, J. (1994) Accounting and the Benthams: accounting as negation? Accounting, Business and Financial History, 4(2), pp. 239-274. (doi:10.1080/09585209400000045)

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Abstract

Previous studies have pointed to the sense in which the Benthams, both Jeremy, the English philosopher, and his brother, Samuel, placed a high value upon and gave some significance to accounting in their work. In this paper and in one to be published in a subsequent issue of this journal (Gallhofer and Haslam, forthcoming: b), we conduct an analysis of the Benthams’ ‘accounting texts’. In this first paper, we especially consider the sense in which the Benthams’ conception of accounting is suggestive of an accounting which may be understood to have detrimental or ‘negative’ social consequences.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gallhofer, Professor Sonja
Authors: Gallhofer, S., and Haslam, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Accounting, Business and Financial History
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:0958-5206
ISSN (Online):1466-4275

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