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Economics as Worldly Philosophy : Essays in Political and Historical Economics in Honour of Ro - Ron Blackwell

Economics as Worldly Philosophy

Essays in Political and Historical Economics in Honour of Ro

By: Ron Blackwell (Editor), J. Chatha (Editor), E. Nell (Editor)

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Published: 21st January 1993
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Economics, considered as worldly philosophy, asks questions and seeks answers that will stand the test of history. These essays, written by students of Robert Heilbroner, develop the characteristic themes of his work - the way economic knowledge differs from other kinds of social understanding, the importance of historical perspective, the central role of political issues, and the ambiguities inherent in economic concepts. The essays begin with methodology, offering a critique of neo-classical rational maximizing, then seek a broader foundation in history and the development of institutions, examined in relation to the development of technology. Questions of politics, the state and distribution are analyzed, drawing on the work of the classical economists, considered in relation both to their own times and to ours.

Frontispiece - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction - History and Vision in Economics; E.J.Nell - PART 1: METHOD AND APPROACH - The Economics of Positive Methodology; S.Moss - Neoclassical Economics and Neo-Darwinism; E.Khalil - PART 2: TECHNOLOGY AND STAGES OF HISTORY - Stages of Technical Advance: Industrial Segmentation and Employment; D.Howell - PART 3: POLITICAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY - Budget Deficits and the US Macroeconomy; R.Pollin - Managed Capitalism vs the Small State; P.Clawson - The Political Economy of Growth and Distribution; R.McGahey - PART 4: THE CLASSICS: SMITH, RICARDO AND MARX - Adam Smith between Political Economy and Economics; R.Urquhart - Theory as Praxis in the Ricardian Era; R.Kanth - History, Human Nature and Justice in Marx; R.Castellana - The Commodity as 'Characteristic Form'; M.Campbell - PART 5: CONTEMPORARY THEORY IN THE LIGHT OF THE CLASSICS - Quesnay's Theory of Economic Growth and Decline; S.Pressman - Adam Smith and the New Economics of Effort; T.Michi - Classical Perspectives on Investment; C.Kurdas - Index

ISBN: 9780333494776
ISBN-10: 0333494776
Series: Essays in Political and Historical Economics in Honour of Ro
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 397
Published: 21st January 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 3