The House is in a State. Christian Wolffʼs Oeconomica in the context of public welfare.

Maecenata Schriften I Band 19 I Titelbild von: The House is in a State Reihe: Maecenata Schriften, 19 | Antonia Karaisl von Karais | The book focuses on methodology, argument and context of 18th century philosopher Christian Wolff’s last book, the Oeconomica. This work, a rationalist guide to household morality, is discussed in conjunction with Wolff's natural law-based welfare state theory. A case study at a cross-section of philosophy, political science and history, it dissects the ideological conflation of private and public interest in the absolutist state.