The Worldly Philosophers

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439144826
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3863831144
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Max Webers beruhmtes Werk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Nachdruck des Originals von 1923."

Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340171
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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).


Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Cliff Notes
ISBN: 9780822013853
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An excellent resource material for anyone who is studying the lectures of Heilbroner over the Worldly Philosophers. Works well in conjunction with other lecturers on the subject.

The Worldly Philosophers

Author: Joseph M. Leon
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Includes a note on the author, Robert L. Heilbroner, chapter summaries and commentaries, final summary and evaluation of work, and more.