The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 2011-01-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781439144824
Language: en
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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.

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 1999-08-10
Editor: Touchstone
Pages: 368
ISBN: 068486214X
Language: en
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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.

Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy

Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 1997-04-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780393340174
Language: en
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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).

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: STANFORD:36105033952420
Language: en
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"Guide to further reading": pages 307-312.

Worldly Philosopher

Worldly Philosopher
Author: Jeremy Adelman
Release: 2013
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 740
ISBN: 9780691155678
Language: en
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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. 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"--

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 342
ISBN: OCLC:973374
Language: en
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The worldly philosophers

The worldly philosophers
Author: Anonim
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: OCLC:310745182
Language: en
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The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert Louis Heilbroner
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:251808276
Language: en
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Behind the Veil of Economics Essays in the Worldly Philosophy

Behind the Veil of Economics  Essays in the Worldly Philosophy
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 1989-06-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780393242638
Language: en
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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.

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert Louis Heilbroner
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 368
ISBN: OCLC:351676673
Language: en
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The Nature and Logic of Capitalism

The Nature and Logic of Capitalism
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 1985-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780393242591
Language: en
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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.

Great Economic Thinkers

Great Economic Thinkers
Author: Jonathan Conlin
Release: 2018-11-15
Editor: Reaktion Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781789140279
Language: en
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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.

The Essential Adam Smith

The Essential Adam Smith
Author: Adam Smith
Release: 1987-03-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393242607
Language: en
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Few writings are more often cited as a cornerstone of modern economic thought than those of Adam Smith. Few are less read. The sheer strength of his great work, The Wealth of Nations, discourages many from attempting to explore its rich and lucid arguments. In this brilliantly crafted volume, one of the most eminent economists of our day provides a generous selection from the entire body of Smith's work, ranging from his fascinating psychological observations on human nature to his famous treatise on what Smith called a "society of natural liberty," The Wealth of Nations. Among the works represented in this volume in addition to The Wealth of Nations are The History of Astronomy, Lectures on Jurisprudence, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and Smith's correspondence with David Hume. Before each of Smith's writings Robert Heilbroner presents a clear and lively discussion that will interest the scholar as much as it will clarify the work for the non-specialist. Adam Smith emerges from this collection of his writings, as he does from his portrait in Professor Heilbroner's well-known book, as the first economist to deserve the title of "worldly philosopher."

Grand Pursuit

Grand Pursuit
Author: Sylvia Nasar
Release: 2011
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 558
ISBN: 9780684872995
Language: en
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Traces how the works of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew reflected the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, citing the achievements of such influential figures as John Maynard Keyes, Paul Samuelson, and Amartya Sen.

The Worldly Philosophers at Fifty

The Worldly Philosophers at Fifty
Author: Arien Mack
Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 241
ISBN: 1933481072
Language: en
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In recent years, Robert Heilbroner planned a book to develop the ideas presented in the new and final chapter he added to the seventh edition of his landmark book, The Worldly Philosophers, now fifty years old. As his health deteriorated and he was forced to abandon the project, he proposed an alternative project in which a group of thoughtful (although not like-minded) economists would instead respond to his arguments. The result is this special issue of Social Research.Sixteen world-class economists and philosophers have contributed to this festschrift issue, extending Heilbroners discussion of the great dynamics of capitalism. Some of their essays focus on the social embeddedness of markets in the 21st century. Others examine the ethical and political dimensions of contemporary economics and especially its conception of rationality. A third group of essays provides an assessment and critique of worldly philosophy as an economic method. Together, these far-reaching essays explore the current state of economic thought and the prospects for 21st century capitalism.

The Worldly philosophers

The Worldly philosophers
Author: Robert Louis Heilbroner
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 343
ISBN: OCLC:462820674
Language: fr
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The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert Louis Heilbroner (économiste).)
Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 344
ISBN: OCLC:490992194
Language: en
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The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: OCLC:34268581
Language: en
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Worldly Philosophers

Worldly Philosophers
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Release: 1965-06-30
Editor: Cliffs Notes
Pages: 78
ISBN: 0822013851
Language: en
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Heilbroner's The Worldy Philosophers is an engaging text covering the development of modern economic philosophy, including transitional periods like the scientific revolution, Renaissance, commercial revolution, and the Great Depression. This comprehensive guide supplements the text and covers the important concepts brought about by Adam Smith, Parson Malthus, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter, and more.

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 347
ISBN: OCLC:977610321
Language: en
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