The Worldly Philosophers
The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers 7th Revised edition
By (author) Robert L. Heilbroner
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Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner
Book DescriptionThe 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684862149
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert L. Heilbroner
Worldly Philosophers, Paperback (May 2000)
Defines the common thread linking the world's greatest economic thinkers and explores the philosophies that motivate them. This work enables us to see more deeply into our history, and provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith and Karl Marx: the desire to understand how a capitalist society works.
Economics Explained, Paperback (November 1998)
This updated edition of the definitive introduction to economics addresses urgent topical issues, including the increasing inequality in the distribution of income, the impact of the "globalisation" of capitalism, and the far-reaching effects of the new technologies.
Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Robert L. Heilbroner
Selections from great writings on economics, annotated and introduced by a distinguished economist and teacher.
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