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John Maynard Keynes : A Study in the Psychology of Original Work - Piero V. Mini

John Maynard Keynes

A Study in the Psychology of Original Work

Hardcover Published: 27th September 1994
ISBN: 9780333585849
Number Of Pages: 254

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Keynes's personality was fixed by the clash between Moorean values - other-worldliness, idealism, pacifism - and Keynes's own nature which craved and attained worldly success, wealth and social influence and approbation. The result was an "existential" outlook that caused him to become particularly sensitive to the human condition, to human suffering and to real concern. Accordingly, Keynes came to see the world through human, down-to-earth, social and psychological categories, which were opposed to the "devine" Platonism of classical economics. This book is thus opposed to the recent probability-based interpretations of Keynes's mature work.

Acknowledgements - Introduction - Essentialism and Existentialism: My Early Beliefs - Probability: The First 'Struggle of Escape' - The War Years: 'Education Through Violence' - New Uncertainties: Public Opinion and Diplomacy - Speculation: Education by the Financial Markets - The Twenties: Economic and Methodological Heresies - The Macmillan Committee and the Treatise - Platonic Forms - Classical Economics as Platonic Forms - Existentialism and Keynes - Existentialism in The General Theory - The Second World War: Opportunity and Threat - Was Keynes an Economist? - Appendix 1: A Classical Statement of the Multiplier - Appendix 2: Fitzgibbons on 'Animal Spirits' - Notes - Select Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333585849
ISBN-10: 0333585844
Series: Study in the Psychology of Original Work
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 27th September 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2