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Worldly Philosophers 7TH Edition

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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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-343) and index.

About the Author

Robert L. Heilbroner is the Norman Thomas Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at The New School for Social Research and is the author of more than twenty books. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

I Introduction

II The Economic Revolution

III The Wonderful World of Adam Smith

IV The Gloomy Presentiments of Parson Malthus and David Ricardo

V The Dreams of the Utopian Socialists

VI The Inexorable System of Karl Marx

VII The Victorian World and the Underworld of Economics

VIII The Savage Society of Thorstein Veblen

IX The Heresies of John Maynard Keynes

X The Contradictions of Joseph Schumpeter

XI The End of the Worldly Philosophy?

A Guide to Further Reading

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684862149
Preface:
Heilbroner, Robert L.
Author:
Heilbroner, Robert L.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Economists
Subject:
Economics -- History.
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Economists -- Biography.
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
Adam Smith; karl Marx; economic thought; economic history; wealth of nations; communist manifesto; capitalism; economic theory; communism; henry george; john maynard keynes; thomas robert malthus; john stuart mill; malthus; marx; keynes; economic thinker
Subject:
Adam Smith; karl Marx; economic thought; economic history; wealth of nations; communist manifesto; capitalism; economic theory; communism; henry george; john maynard keynes; thomas robert malthus; john stuart mill; malthus; marx; keynes; economic thinker
Subject:
Adam Smith; karl Marx; economic thought; economic history; wealth of nations; communist manifesto; capitalism; economic theory; communism; henry george; john maynard keynes; thomas robert malthus; john stuart mill; malthus; marx; keynes; economic thinker
Subject:
Adam Smith; karl Marx; economic thought; economic history; wealth of nations; communist manifesto; capitalism; economic theory; communism; henry george; john maynard keynes; thomas robert malthus; john stuart mill; malthus; marx; keynes; economic thinker
Subject:
Adam Smith; karl Marx; economic thought; economic history; wealth of nations; communist manifesto; capitalism; economic theory; communism; henry george; john maynard keynes; thomas robert malthus; john stuart mill; malthus; marx; keynes; economic thinker
Subject:
Adam Smith; karl Marx; economic thought; economic history; wealth of nations; communist manifesto; capitalism; economic theory; communism; henry george; john maynard keynes; thomas robert malthus; john stuart mill; malthus; marx; keynes; economic thinker
Copyright:
Edition Number:
7
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 10.78 oz

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