Author: Robert L. Heilbroner, Genre: Economics, Total Page: 357, Publisher: , ISBN: OCLC:1011731382

Author: Jeremy Adelman, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 760, Publisher: Princeton University Press, ISBN: 9780691163499

The life and times of one of the most provocative thinkers of the twentieth century 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.

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 368, Publisher: Touchstone, ISBN: 068486214X

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: Robert L. Heilbroner, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 208, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN: 9780393242638

"[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.

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 226, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN: 9780393242591

In The Worldly Philosophers, Robert Heilbroner set out to describe what the great economists thought would happen to the system of capitalism. In later books. Professor Heilbroner projected his own views about the future of the capitalist system. Now he asks a still more demanding question: What is capitalism? In search of an answer, The Nature and Logic of Capitalism takes us on a far-ranging exploration to the unconscious levels of the human psyche and the roots of domination and submission; to the organization of primitive society and the origins of wealth; to the sources of profit and the conception of a "regime" of capital; to the interplay of relatively slow-changing institutions and the powerful force of the accumulation of wealth. By the end of this tour we have grappled not only with ideas of Adam Smith and Karl Marx but with Freud and modern anthropologists as well. And we are far closer to understanding capitalism in our time, its possibilities and limits.

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner, Genre: History, Total Page: 188, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN: 9780393951660

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

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner, Genre: Economics, Total Page: 365, Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK), ISBN: 0140290060

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.

Author: Duncan K. Foley, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 292, Publisher: Harvard University Press, ISBN: 0674023099

Explains the core ideas of the great economists in layman terms, highlighting the economists whose ideas shaped economics on its abstract and more concrete levels.

Author: Adam Smith, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 353, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN: 9780393955309

Gathers selections from Smith's economic writings, discusses his theories, and assesses their influence on modern economics

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 182, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN: 0393312283

Reflecting on the end of communism, the author of the best-selling The Worldly Philosophers examines the many faces of capitalism, looking for the aspects of a market economy that will be most capable of succeeding against today's toughest dilemmas.