Destutt De Tracy, Antoine-Louis-Claude (1754.7.20-1836.3.10)
Birthplace Paris, France.
Posts Held Army officer and politician.
Offices and Honours Commandant, Légion d'Honneur; Member, L'Inst. de France, 1794; Member, Académie Franĉaise, 1808.
Publications Books: 1. Traité d'économie politique (1823).
Career Wrote a treatise on economics as part of a series of Eléments d'idéologie begun in 1801. As a philosopher in the eighteenth-century mould, he brought to economic ideas a logical rigour which was not matched with equal originality. His insistence that value should be measured in invariant units just as other quantities are measured in given unitswas taken up by Ricardo. His concept of 'ideology' was taken up and transformed by Marx and Engels.


Éléments d'idéologi. I, Idéologie (gallica.bnf.fr) (Paris; INALF, 1961- . Reprod. de l'éd. de Paris: Courcier, 1804)
Éléments d'idéologi. II, Grammaire (gallica.bnf.fr) (Paris; INALF, 1961- . Reprod. de l'éd. de Paris: Courcier, 1803)
Éléments d'idéologi. III, Oogique (gallica.bnf.fr) (Paris; INALF, 1961- . Reprod. de l'éd. de Paris: Courcier, 1805)
Traite d'Economie Politique (gallica.bnf.fr)
Commentaire sur "L'esprit des lous" de Montesquieu; Quels sont les moyens de fonder la morale d'um peuple?; mémoire sur cette question (gallica.bnf.fr) (Paris; INALF, 1961- . Reprod. de l'éd. de Paris: impr. Didot, 1819)


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