1300 36 33 32

This was the first cross-over book into the history of science written by an historian of economics. It shows how 'history of technology' can be integrated with the history of economic ideas. The analysis combines Cold War history with the history of postwar economics in America and later elsewhere, revealing that the Pax Americana had much to do with abstruse and formal doctrines such as linear programming and game theory. It links the literature on 'cyborg' to economics, an element missing in literature to date. The treatment further calls into question the idea that economics has been immune to postmodern currents, arguing that neoclassical economics has participated in the deconstruction of the integral 'self'. Finally, it argues for an alliance of computational and institutional themes, and challenges the widespread impression that there is nothing else besides American neoclassical economic theory left standing after the demise of Marxism.

Buy Machine Dreams book by Philip Mirowski from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521775267
ISBN-10: 0521775264
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Machine Dreams book by Philip Mirowski and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Philip Mirowski

Road from Mont Pelerin by Philip Mirowski

The Road from Mont Pelerin

Paperback, November 2015
$47.69
Building Chicago Economics by Philip Mirowski

Building Chicago Economics

Paperback, August 2013
$61.16
Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste by Philip Mirowski

Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste

Hardback, July 2013
$51.08
Science-Mart by Philip Mirowski

Science-Mart

Hardback, April 2011
$75.60