The Worldly Philosophers

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

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781439144824
Available:
Release: 2011-01-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 347
ISBN: 0671255967
Available:
Release: 1980
Editor: New York : Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 357
ISBN: OCLC:1011731382
Available:
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy

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

Explanation of the Book:

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).

Worldly Philosopher

Worldly Philosopher
Author: Jeremy Adelman
Pages: 740
ISBN: 9780691155678
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"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
Pages: 309
ISBN: LCCN:61002390
Available:
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 347
ISBN: UOM:49015000889668
Available:
Release: 1972
Editor: New York : Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Great Economists

The Great Economists
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 320
ISBN: UVA:X000330345
Available:
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 342
ISBN: OCLC:973374
Available:
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert Louis Heilbroner
Pages: 368
ISBN: OCLC:351676673
Available:
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Worldly Philosophers

Worldly Philosophers
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Pages: 78
ISBN: 0822013851
Available:
Release: 1965-06-30
Editor: Cliffs Notes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Anonim
Pages: 320
ISBN: OCLC:310745182
Available:
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Nature and Logic of Capitalism

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Marxism For and Against

Marxism  For and Against
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780393951660
Available:
Release: 1980-12-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Worldly Philosophers the Lives Times and Ideals of the Great Economics Thinkers

The Worldly Philosophers the Lives  Times and Ideals of the Great Economics Thinkers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 342
ISBN: OCLC:993430595
Available:
Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert Louis Heilbroner
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:251808276
Available:
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Worldly Philosophers

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

Explanation of the Book:

The Worldly Philosophers

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

Explanation of the Book:

The Inner Lives of Markets

The Inner Lives of Markets
Author: Ray Fisman,Tim Sullivan
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781610394932
Available:
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is a market? To most people it is a shopping center or an abstract space in which stock prices vary minutely. In reality, a market is something much more fundamental to being human, and it affects not just the price of tomatoes but the boundaries of everything we value. Reading the newspapers these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that markets are getting ever more efficient—and better. But as Tim Sullivan and Ray Fisman argue in this insightful book, that view is far from complete. For one thing, efficiency isn't always a good thing—illegal markets are very often more efficient than legal ones, because they are free of concern for laws and human rights. But even more importantly, the chatter about efficiency has obscured a much broader conversation about what kind of economic exchange we actually want. Every regulation, every sticker price, and every sale is part of an ever-changing ecosystem—one that affects us as much as we affect it. By tracing 50 years of economic thought on this subject, Fisman and Sullivan show how markets have evolved—and how we can keep making them better. This leads to fascinating and surprising insights, such as: Why your $10,000 used car is likely to sell for $2,000 or less; Why you should think twice before buying batteries on Amazon; and Why it's essential that healthy people buy medical insurance. In the end, The Inner Lives of Markets argues for a new way of thinking about how you spend your money—it shows that every transaction you make is part of a grand social experiment. We are all guinea pigs running through a lab maze, and the sooner we realize it, the more effectively we can navigate the path we want.