The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers

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
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781439144824


The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers

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Genre : Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Total Pages : 357 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1011731382


Worldly Philosopher

Worldly Philosopher

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
Total Pages : 760 Pages
ISBN : 9780691163499


Marxism For And Against

Marxism For And Against

Heilbroner sets forth the central elements of Marxist thought, arguing that Marxism not only offers profound insights but also contains limitations that must be recognized by those who have adopted its point of view

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Genre : History
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1980-12-17
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780393951660


Behind The Veil Of Economics Essays In The Worldly Philosophy

Behind The Veil Of Economics Essays In The Worldly Philosophy

"[These essays] are rich in argument, in clear and provocative presentation of complicated issues, and are often delightfully quotable. Behind the Veil of Economics makes instructive, disturbing, and lively reading." —Elizabeth Wolgast, New York Times Book Review What lies behind the veil of economics? Power and ideology, answers Robert Heilbroner—the power of our economic involvement in society to shape the ways we think about it; the visions and values that add unsuspected ideological color to our economic beliefs about it. Most important, Heilbroner shows why economics has become the reigning form of social inquiry and how we might penetrate its mystique.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1989-06-17
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780393242638


Adam S Fallacy

Adam S Fallacy

This book could be called "The Intelligent Person's Guide to Economics." The title expresses Duncan Foley's belief that economics at its most abstract and interesting level is a speculative philosophical discourse, not a deductive or inductive science. Adam's fallacy is the attempt to separate the economic sphere of life, in which the pursuit of self-interest is led by the invisible hand of the market to a socially beneficial outcome, from the rest of social life, in which the pursuit of self-interest is morally problematic and has to be weighed against other ends.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Duncan K. Foley
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780674027077


The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers

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Genre : Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : New York : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1980
Total Pages : 358 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001915458


Teachings From The Worldly Philosophy

Teachings From The Worldly Philosophy

Selections from great writings on economics, annotated and introduced by a distinguished economist and teacher. Author of The Worldly Philosophers, a 3-million-copy seller, Robert Heilbroner offers here a compendium of readings from the "worldly philosophers" themselves. The selections range from the earliest economic thought to such towering volumes as Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, Thomas Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population, David Ricardo's Principles of Political Economy, and John Maynard Keynes's The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. Acting as "a docent, not merely an editor," he takes the reader through the core arguments with "brilliantly clear commentary" (New York Times Book Review).

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1997-04-17
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780393340174


The Big Three In Economics

The Big Three In Economics

History comes alive in this fascinating story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics. The Big Three in Economics traces the turbulent lives and battle of ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, representing laissez faire; Karl Marx, reflecting the radical socialist model; and John Maynard Keynes, symbolizing big government and the welfare state.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Mark Skousen
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 265 Pages
ISBN : 0765622165


Great Economic Thinkers

Great Economic Thinkers

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
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781789140279