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Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-11
Page : 368
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1439144826
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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.


Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1997-04-17
Page : 368
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0393340171
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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).


Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : Touchstone
Release : 1999-08-10
Page : 368
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780684862149
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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.


Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher : New York : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1972
Page : 347
Category : Economics
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Author : Jeremy Adelman
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2013
Page : 740
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0691155674
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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"--


Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1955
Page : 320
Category : Economics
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Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Page : 342
Category : Economists
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Author : Robert Louis Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1969
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Author : Jonathan Conlin
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2018-11-15
Page : 304
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1789140277
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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.


Author : Robert Louis Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Page : 368
Category : Economics
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Release : 1967
Page : 320
Category :
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Author : Robert Louis Heilbroner (économiste).)
Publisher :
Release : 1953
Page : 344
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Author : Arien Mack
Publisher :
Release : 2004-06-01
Page : 241
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781933481074
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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.


Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Page : 309
Category : Economics
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Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1969
Page : 320
Category : Economics
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Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1953
Page : 342
Category : Philosophers
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Author : Robert Louis Heilbroner
Publisher :
Release : 1969
Page : 343
Category :
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Author : Leon Carl Brown
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Release : 1967
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Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
Martin Kenner
Publisher :
Release : 1967
Page : 96
Category : Economists
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Author : Adam Smith
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1987-03-17
Page : 352
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0393242609
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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."