The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publsiher: New York : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1980
Genre: Economics
ISBN: STANFORD:36105001915458

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The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781439144824

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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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 357
Release: 1961
Genre: Economics
ISBN: OCLC:1011731382

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Worldly Philosopher

Worldly Philosopher
Author: Jeremy Adelman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2014-10-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780691163499

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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.

Behind the Veil of Economics Essays in the Worldly Philosophy

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

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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.

Marxism For and Against

Marxism  For and Against
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1980-12-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780393951660

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Heilbroner sets forth the central elements of Marxist thought, arguing that Marxism not only offers profound insights but also contains limitations that must be recognized by those who have adopted its point of view

The Nature and Logic of Capitalism

The Nature and Logic of Capitalism
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1985-09-17
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780393242591

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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.

Adam s Fallacy

Adam s Fallacy
Author: Duncan K. Foley
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780674027077

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This book could be called "The Intelligent Person's Guide to Economics." The title expresses Duncan Foley's belief that economics at its most abstract and interesting level is a speculative philosophical discourse, not a deductive or inductive science. Adam's fallacy is the attempt to separate the economic sphere of life, in which the pursuit of self-interest is led by the invisible hand of the market to a socially beneficial outcome, from the rest of social life, in which the pursuit of self-interest is morally problematic and has to be weighed against other ends.