Hailed by John Kenneth Galbraith almost a half century ago as a "brilliant achievement, The Worldly Philosophers with more than 2 million copies sold, not only enables us to see more deeply into our history, but helps us to better understand our own times. Heilbroner provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith and Karl ...
Hailed by John Kenneth Galbraith almost a half century ago as a "brilliant achievement, The Worldly Philosophers with more than 2 million copies sold, not only enables us to see more deeply into our history, but helps us to better understand our own times. Heilbroner provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith and Karl Marx: the desire 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 last chapter titled "The End of the Worldly Philosophy?" Heilbroner reminds us that the word "end" refers both to the purpose and the 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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NEW in None as Issued jacket. BRAND NEW COPY. Economic, intellectual history through analysis of the power of ideas of a few men. Classic treatise of economist and historian Robert L. Heilbroner (1919-2005) written in 1953; this is the 1962 Time Reading Program Special Edition of the 1960 Revised Edition. 11 chapters: 1, Introduction; 2, The Economic Revolution; 3, The Wonderful World of Adam Smith; 4, The Gloomy Presentiments of Parson Malthus & David Ricardo; 5, The Dreams of the Utopian Socialists; 6, The Inexorable System of Karl Marx; 7, The Victorian World & the Underworld of Economics; 8, The Savage Society of Thorstein Veblen; 9, The Heresies of John Maynard Keynes; 10, The Contradictions of Joseph Schumpeter; and 11, The End of the Worldly Philosophy?
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