The Worldly Philosophers

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439144826
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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.

The Worldly Philosophers

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 9780140290066
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The final revision of this classic bestseller, the 7th edition defines the common thread linking the world's greatest economic thinkers and explores the philosophies that motivate them. Hailed by Galbraith as a "brilliant achievement", The Worldly Philosophers with over 2 million copies sold worldwide, not only enables us to see more deeply into our history, but helps us to better understand our own times. Heilbroner provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith andKarl Marx: the desire to understand how a capitalist society works. A new chapter conveys a concern that today's increasingly "scientific" economics may overlook fundamental social and political issues that are central to economics.

The Worldly Philosophers

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Presents the ideas of the great economic thinkers, from Adam Smith to Malthus, and from Marx to John Maynard Keynes.

Worldly Philosopher

Author: Jeremy Adelman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400846846
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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. 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.

Heilbroner

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Cliff Notes
ISBN: 9780822013853
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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.

Behind the Veil of Economics Essays in the Worldly Philosophy

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242633
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"[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.

Economics Explained

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684846411
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Explains the basic concepts of economics, describes how our economy runs, and discusses big business and international economics

Marxism For and Against

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393951669
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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

The Nature and Logic of Capitalism

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039395529X
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In an inquiry that encompasses a probe of the human psyche, an analysis of the organization of primitive society, and an examination of the sources of profit and the accumulation of wealth, the noted economist explores the nature and dynamics of capitalism