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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 Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2011-01-11
Download Book : 368 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781439144824


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Genre Book : Economics
Author Book : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : New York : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 1980
Download Book : 347 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105004873209


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Discusses historical economic writings including Bernard Mandeville, Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Jeremy Bentham, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Book : 1996
Download Book : 353 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0393039196


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Genre Book : Economics
Author Book : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release Book : 1961
Download Book : 357 Pages
ISBN-10 : OCLC:1011731382


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


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In The Worldly Philosophers, Robert Heilbroner set out to describe what the great economists thought would happen to the system of capitalism. In later books. Professor Heilbroner projected his own views about the future of the capitalist system. Now he asks a still more demanding question: What is capitalism? In search of an answer, The Nature and Logic of Capitalism takes us on a far-ranging exploration to the unconscious levels of the human psyche and the roots of domination and submission; to the organization of primitive society and the origins of wealth; to the sources of profit and the conception of a "regime" of capital; to the interplay of relatively slow-changing institutions and the powerful force of the accumulation of wealth. By the end of this tour we have grappled not only with ideas of Adam Smith and Karl Marx but with Freud and modern anthropologists as well. And we are far closer to understanding capitalism in our time, its possibilities and limits.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Book : 1985-09-17
Download Book : 226 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780393242591


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This volume pulls together a remarkable collection of contributors designed to challenge the positive-normative dichotomy in economic methodology. . . The intent of this publication is to provide a reference manual for those seeking insights into the connections between economics and ethics. It succeeds in that goal and should become a starting point for anyone who believes that mainstream economics needs methodological reorientation. . . Anyone interested in ethics and economic methodology would do well to have this reference book handy. Highly recommended. J. Halteman, Choice This new Handbook of Economics and Ethics makes a substantial contribution as a wide-ranging up-to-date reference work, including original developments, on these two fundamentally interconnected fields. This contribution is particularly timely, given the increasing attention being paid to economics as a moral science. The Handbook contains seventy-five expert entries on subjects ranging from the history of economics and philosophy to conceptual analysis of ethics in various aspects of modern economics, while representing a diversity of views. Sheila Dow, University of Stirling, UK The Handbook of Economics and Ethics portrays an understanding of economic methodology in which facts and values, though distinct, are closely interconnected in a variety of ways. From theory building to data collection, and from modelling to policy evaluation, this encyclopaedic Handbook is at the intersection of economics and ethics. Irene van Staveren and Jan Peil bring together 75 unique and original papers to provide up-to-date insights on topics such as markets, globalization, human development, rationality, efficiency, and corporate social responsibility. The book presents contributions from an array of international scholars using methodological and theoretical approaches, and convincingly demonstrates the death of the positive/normative dichotomy that so long held economics in its grip. This invaluable resource will strongly appeal to students of economics and economic methodology, philosophy of science and ethics. It will also be of great benefit to academics and policy-makers involved in economic policies and ethics.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Jan Peil
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Book : 2009-01-01
Download Book : 624 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781848449305


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Genre Book : Economics
Author Book : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release Book : 1955
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : UVA:X000330345


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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 Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Jeremy Adelman
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Book : 2013-04-07
Download Book : 760 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781400846849


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"[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 Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Book : 1989-06-17
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780393242638