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


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 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 : Touchstone
Release : 1999-08-10
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 068486214X


The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers

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Genre : Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : New York : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1972
Total Pages : 347 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015021069516


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. Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the promise and turmoil of the Weimar era, but fled Germany when the Nazis seized power in 1933. Amid hardship and personal tragedy, he volunteered to fight against the fascists in Spain and helped many of Europe's leading artists and intellectuals escape to America after France fell to Hitler. His intellectual career led him to Paris, London, and Trieste, and to academic appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was an influential adviser to governments in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, as well as major foundations and the World Bank. Along the way, he wrote some of the most innovative and important books in economics, the social sciences, and the history of ideas. Throughout, he remained committed to his belief that reform is possible, even in the darkest of times. 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 : 2013
Total Pages : 740 Pages
ISBN : 9780691155678


The Great Economists

The Great Economists

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Genre : Economics
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1955
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X000330345


The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers

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Genre : Economists
Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Total Pages : 342 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:973374


The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers

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Author : Robert Louis Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1969
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:251808276


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


The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers

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Genre : Economics
Author : Robert Louis Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:351676673