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.

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).

The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 309
ISBN: LCCN:61002390
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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: 347
ISBN: 0671213253
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Release: 1972
Editor: New York : Simon and Schuster
Language: un

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The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 365
ISBN: UVA:X002579180
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From the origins of the post-war world to the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in the late 1980s, this masterly book offers an authoritative yet highly readable one-volume account. The world since 1945 witnessed fundamental changes in the direction of modern history, notably the rise of the USA as a global power, the emergence of the USSR at the head of a seemingly permanent yet actually fragile alliance system, the end of colonial empire in Asia and Africa and the escalation of terrible wars in the Third World costing literally millions of lives. In this brilliantly incisive survey T. E. Vadney examines the key events - in India, Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Tiananmen Square and elsewhere - without ever neglecting the underlying trends. He explores the economic 'miracles' in Japan and South-East Asia, revolution in Latin America, the successive crises in the Middle East and Southern Africa and the aims of American foreign policy.

The Worldly Philosophers

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

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The Great Economists

The Great Economists
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 320
ISBN: UVA:X000330345
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Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
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
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780393242638
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Release: 1989-06-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"[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
Pages: 368
ISBN: OCLC:351676673
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Essential Adam Smith

The Essential Adam Smith
Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393242607
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Release: 1987-03-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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."

The worldly philosophers

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

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The Nature and Logic of Capitalism

The Nature and Logic of Capitalism
Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780393242591
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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
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Release: 1980-12-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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

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.

Adam s Fallacy

Adam s Fallacy
Author: Duncan K. Foley
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780674027077
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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
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Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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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
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:251808276
Available:
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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