The Worldly Philosophers

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Introduction.--The economic revolution.--The wonderful world of Adam Smith.--The gloomy world of Parson Malthus and David Ricardo.--The beautiful world of the Utopian socialists.--The inexorable world of Karl Marx.--The Victorian world and the underworld of economics.--The savage world of Thorstein Veblen.--The sick world of John Maynard Keynes.--The modern world.--Beyond the economic revolution.--A guide to further reading (p. 320-326).

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Genre : Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
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Release : 1953
File : 362 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015058013445


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The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish” (The New York Times). The Worldly Philosophers not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideas—namely, the search to understand how a capitalist society works. It is a focus never more needed than in this age of confusing economic headlines. In a bold new concluding chapter entitled “The End of the Worldly Philosophy?” Heilbroner reminds us that the word “end” refers to both the purpose and limits of economics. This chapter conveys a concern that today’s increasingly “scientific” economics may overlook fundamental social and political issues that are central to economics. Thus, unlike its predecessors, this new edition provides not just an indispensable illumination of our past but a call to action for our future.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-11
File : 373 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781439144824


The Worldly Philosophers

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Includes a note on the author, Robert L. Heilbroner, chapter summaries and commentaries, final summary and evaluation of work, and more.

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Genre : Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
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Release : 1965
File : 328 Pages
ISBN-13 : NWU:35556002710176


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Genre : Economists
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
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Release : 1961
File : 342 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:973374


Teachings From The Worldly Philosophy

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The author of The Worldly Philosophers compiles an anthology of classic texts in economics, supplemented by his own critical commentary.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1996
File : 376 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0393039196


Worldly Philosopher

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The life and times of one of the most provocative thinkers of the twentieth century Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change. This is the first major account of Hirschman’s remarkable life, and a tale of the twentieth century as seen through the story of an astute and passionate observer. Adelman’s riveting narrative traces how Hirschman’s personal experiences shaped his unique intellectual perspective, and how his enduring legacy is one of hope, open-mindedness, and practical idealism.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jeremy Adelman
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-10-26
File : 760 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780691163499


Teachings From The Worldly Philosophy

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Presents an overview of economic thought through the writings of twenty philosophers representative of the historical development of economic theory.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1997-04-17
File : 370 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780393316070


Historica Philosophicae

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Release : 2020
File : 274 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780711253094


Great Economic Thinkers

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Great Economic Thinkers presents an accessible introduction to the lives and works of thirteen of the most influential economists of modern times: Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, and Nobel Prize winners Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, John Forbes Nash, Jr., Daniel Kahneman, Amartya Sen, and Joseph Stiglitz. Free from confusing jargon and equations, the book describes key concepts put forward by these thinkers and shows how they have come to shape how we see ourselves and our society. Readers will consider the role played by the division of labor, wages and rents, cognitive biases, saving, entrepreneurship, game theory, liberalism, laissez-faire, and welfare economics. All of the economists featured have had a profound influence on our attitudes towards market intervention and regulation, taxation, trade, and monetary policy. Each of the chapters—all written by an acknowledged expert—combines a biographical outline of a single thinker with critical analysis of their contribution to economic thought. If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about the theorists who gave us the invisible hand, Marxism, Keynesianism, creative destruction, behavioral economics, and many other foundational concepts of economics, this collection of essays is the perfect place to start.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Jonathan Conlin
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2018-11-15
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781789140279


Sophie S World

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jostein Gaarder
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2007-03-20
File : 544 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781466804272