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The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers

by Robert L. Heilbroner

  • Publisher : New York : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Worldly Philosophers

The Worldly Philosophers
The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers

by Robert L. Heilbroner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Worldly Philosopher

Worldly Philosopher
The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

by Jeremy Adelman

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2014-10-26
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN : 0691163499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Worldly Philosopher

Worldly Philosopher
The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

by Jeremy Adelman

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN : 0691155674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the promise and turmoil of the Weimar era, but fled Germany when the Nazis seized power in 1933. Amid hardship and personal tragedy, he volunteered to fight against the fascists in Spain and helped many of Europe's leading artists and intellectuals escape to America after France fell to Hitler. His intellectual career led him to Paris, London, and Trieste, and to academic appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was an influential adviser to governments in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, as well as major foundations and the World Bank. Along the way, he wrote some of the most innovative and important books in economics, the social sciences, and the history of ideas. Throughout, he remained committed to his belief that reform is possible, even in the darkest of times. 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"--

How to be Human*

How to be Human*
*though an Economist

by Deirdre N. McCloskey

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 9780472067442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A witty and thoughtful romp through the profession and practice of economics

Notes on The Worldly Philosophers : Heilbroner

Notes on The Worldly Philosophers : Heilbroner
A Book

by Joseph M. Leon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Myth of the Free Market

The Myth of the Free Market
The Role of the State in a Capitalist Economy

by Mark Anthony Martinez

  • Publisher : Kumarian Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 1565492676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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* Explains how the 2008 financial meltdown came about and how to revitalize global and domestic economies * Shows how capitalist economies developed and why the state matters in their functioning Free market purists claim that the state is an inefficient institution that does little for society beyond providing stability and protection. The activities related to distributing resources and economic growth, they say, are better left to the invisible hand of the marketplace. These notions now seem tragically misguided in the wake of the 2008 market collapse and bailout. Mark Martinez describes how the flawed myth of the "invisible hand" distorted our understanding of how modern capitalist markets developed and actually work. Martinez draws from history to illustrate that political processes and the state are not only instrumental in making capitalist markets work but that there would be no capitalist markets or wealth creation without state intervention. He brings his story up to the present day to show how the seeds of an unprecedented government intervention in the financial markets were sown in past actions. The Myth of the Free Market is a fascinating and accessible introduction to comparative economic systems as well as an incisive refutation of the standard mantras of neoclassical free market economic theory.

Encyclopedia of World Poverty

Encyclopedia of World Poverty
A Book

by Mehmet Odekon

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2006-05-16
  • Pages : 1760
  • ISBN : 1452265186
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poverty is more than just lack of income, it is deprivation from basic capabilities, rights, and freedoms that provide individuals the necessary choices and opportunities they need to lead a life they value. The Encyclopedia of World Poverty provides extensive and current information, as well as insight into the contemporary debate on poverty. The three volumes of this state-of-the-art Encyclopedia contain over 800 original articles written by more than 125 renowned scholars. The entries contributing to this work explore poverty in various regions of the world, and examine the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects. Key Features Examines the geographic, political, social, cultural, and other economic characteristics of 191 countries and provides current vital statistics on poverty such as the mortality, disease, literacy, and illiteracy rate for each country Addresses the various definitions and measurement techniques of poverty and includes each country′s ranking according to the Human Development Index and the Human Poverty Index, whenever available Looks at potential causes of poverty, ranging from discrimination to climate factors such as drought and famine, as well as the potential effects of poverty including vulnerability, insecurity, powerlessness, social exclusion and disqualification, and stigmatization Acknowledges the importance of various associations combating poverty such as Civil Society Organizations, Secular Charities, Religious Charities, and Non-Governmental Organizations The Encyclopedia of World Poverty is an authoritative and rigorous source on poverty and related issues, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries.

World Philosophers and Their Works: Ockham, William of - Zhuangzi

World Philosophers and Their Works: Ockham, William of - Zhuangzi
A Book

by John K. Roth,Christina J. Moose,Rowena Wildin

  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 2136
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the lives, works, and influence of ancient and contemporary world philosophers from Pythagoras and Jalal al-Din Rumi to Elie Wiesel and Alison M. Jaggar, and analyzes the authorship and historical context of ancient works.

A Future of Capitalism: The Economic Vision of Robert Heilbroner

A Future of Capitalism: The Economic Vision of Robert Heilbroner
A Book

by M. Carroll

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1998-01-12
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 0230372511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides an intellectual portrait of Robert Heilbroner. It traces the development of his work and places it within the literature of economic thought. The book finds that Heilbroner is a writer of political economy in the classical sense. His work is more reminiscent of Smith or Marx than of contemporary economic theorists. Heilbroner's economics is built on a solid foundation of social psychology, evolutionary dynamics and human history. This holistic approach affords Heilbroner a wide latitude to define the economic process and the discipline that studies it.

Nature Talks Back

Nature Talks Back
Pathways to Survival in the Nuclear Age

by Robert Nadeau

  • Publisher : Orchises Press
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9780914061014
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Including a Symposium on Robert Heilbroner at 100

Including a Symposium on Robert Heilbroner at 100
A Book

by Luca Fiorito,Scott Scheall,Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1787698696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume features a symposium celebrating the centenary of the influential economist and historian of economic thought Robert Heilbroner. The volume also features original general-research contributions, as well as a new discovery of material from the archives of Richard A. Musgrave.

Essays in the History of Economics

Essays in the History of Economics
A Book

by William Henderson,Kirk D. Johnson,Marianne F. Johnson,Warren J. Samuels

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-08-02
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1135997101
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Under the impressive editorship of Warren Samuels et al, this book addresses the state of the history of economic thought today. An important contribution to the study of the history of economics, this eagerly-awaited book will develop an unsurprisingly large following.

Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy

Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy
A Book

by Robert L. Heilbroner

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1997-04-17
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0393340171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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).

Malthus, Medicine & Morality

Malthus, Medicine & Morality
Malthusianism After 1798

by Brian Dolan

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9789042008519
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Robert Malthus's reputation has lately been rehabilitated in the fields of social biology, demography, environmentalism, and economics. In the midst of this current interest and with the chance to mark the occasion of the bicentenary of the first edition of the Essay on Population (1798), the contributors to this volume take this timely opportunity to examine the historical conditions in which Malthus constructed his theory, and in which the concept of a 'Malthusian' and 'Neo-Malthusian' philosophy first emerged. The essays redress the balance between Malthus's original argument, the immediate responses to Malthus by medics and theologians in Britain and on the Continent, and some of the ways that his ideas were later attacked, appropriated, or misrepresented. Included here are essays that not only re-evaluate the development of Malthus's theory, but also offer critical perspectives on the generation of the 'Malthusian league' and debates about birth control in Britain and on the Continent, and Malthus's influence on the emergence of social science and Darwinian evolutionary biology.

The Irony of the Solid South

The Irony of the Solid South
Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865-1944

by Glenn Feldman

  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 2013-05-31
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN : 0817317937
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Irony of the Solid South examines how the south became the “Solid South” for the Democratic Party and how that solidarity began to crack with the advent of American involvement in World War II. Relying on a sophisticated analysis of secondary research—as well as a wealth of deep research in primary sources such as letters, diaries, interviews, court cases, newspapers, and other archival materials—Glenn Feldman argues in The Irony of the Solid South that the history of the solid Democratic south is actually marked by several ironies that involve a concern with the fundamental nature of southern society and culture and the central place that race and allied types of cultural conservatism have played in ensuring regional distinctiveness and continuity across time and various partisan labels. Along the way, this account has much to say about the quality and nature of the New Deal in Dixie, southern liberalism, and its fatal shortcomings. Feldman focuses primarily on Alabama and race but also considers at length circumstances in the other southern states as well as insights into the uses of emotional issues other than race that have been used time and again to distract whites from their economic and material interests. Feldman explains how conservative political forces (Bourbon Democrats, Dixiecrats, Wallace, independents, and eventually the modern GOP) ingeniously fused white supremacy with economic conservatism based on the common glue of animus to the federal government. A second great melding is exposed, one that joined economic fundamentalism to the religious kind along the shared axis of antidemocratic impulses. Feldman’s study has much to say about southern and American conservatism, the enduring power of cultural and emotional issues, and the modern south’s path to becoming solidly Republican.

Between God and Gold

Between God and Gold
Protestant Evangelicalism and the Industrial Revolution, 1820-1914

by Robert A. Wauzzinski

  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780838634813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Religion or ultimate belief is not perceived to be part of the public domain, and certainly not the origin of the affairs of commerce. The proper place for religious activities is thought to be in the home and place of worship, or some equally remote avenue of public life. But could worship and work be united at a yet more fundamental or religious level? Robert A. Wauzzinski addresses this question and the conventional wisdom that stands behind it in Between God and Gold by suggesting that religious or depth commitments are operative in these social movements. Evangelicalism and Industrialism, as world movements, are apparently different in their assumptions about life. The former view holds often to a supernatural, dualistic view of reality where components of divine intervention, emotional intensity, authority centeredness, and theological and ethical thought seem to dominate life. Industrialism, on the other hand, draws upon a naturalistic view of the world. Here, principles from a mechanistic, materialistic, Deistic, and a pragmatic, scientific secularity comprise the contours of the world view. However, can we speak of only two separated views, apart from any basic shared commitments, that do not affect each other? Wauzzinski argues that the urgency of this question forces itself upon us. He contends that both movements share deeper commitments: individualism, free will, a belief in progress, an increasingly materialistic view of culture, the equation of a theistic view of natural law with the structure of the market, and the efficacy of the "gain-give" principle form the foundational concerns for both movements. Wauzzinski proceeds to survey how nineteenth-century enthusiasts attempted to "incorporate" America under the aegis of Industrialism and related values. Accordingly, commitments, work, theology, culture - art, politics, education, and worship - were accommodated to meet the demands of Industrialism. The heart of Between God and Gold can be located in the survey of three representative nineteenth-century Evangelical figures: evangelist Charles Finney, scholar Francis Wayland, and philanthropist/clergyman Russell Conwell. The lives and thought of these notables are unfolded concretely, thereby showing how the Evangelical-Industrial synthesis occurred. Wauzzinski concludes the book by suggesting theological and economic alternatives, hoping to show in these examples that a third way between capitalism and socialism can be found. These possibilities are drawn from theoretical and practical sources and thus provide opportunities for greater social revitalization. An interdisciplinary methodology is employed throughout this work. The author works from the assumption that various fields of study, while analytically separated, do manifest a fundamental coherence. It is into this matrix that Wauzzinski probes the interconnections between Protestant Evangelicalism and the Industrial Revolution.

Engaging Globalization (Mission in Global Community)

Engaging Globalization (Mission in Global Community)
The Poor, Christian Mission, and Our Hyperconnected World

by Bryant L. Myers

  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 2017-06-20
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1493410261
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Globalization is speeding up our world, extending our relationships globally and bringing us closer together in positive and not-so-positive ways. The church and many Christians, however, remain largely unaware of its seductive power, resulting in a failure of vision for mission in today's world. This up-to-date resource by a veteran leader in global development work with World Vision orients readers to the history of globalization and to a Christian theological perspective on it, explores concrete realities by focusing on global poverty, and helps readers reimagine Christian mission in ways that announce the truly good news of Christ and God's kingdom. Diagrams and sidebars that incorporate the voices of global partners are included. This is the second book in a new series that reframes missiological themes and studies for students using/featuring the common theme of mission as partnership with Christians.

Christianity and Social Systems

Christianity and Social Systems
Historical Constructions and Ethical Challenges

by Rosemary Radford Ruether

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 074254642X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"From the earliest interactions of Christians with the Roman Empire to today's debates about the separation of church and state, the Christian churches have been in complex relationships with various economic and political system for centuries. Renowned theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether analyzes the ways Christian churches historically interacted with powerful systems such as patriarchy, racism, slavery and environmentalism, while looking critically at how the church shapes these systems today. This book is neither an attack on the relationship between Christianity and these systems nor an apology bur rather a nuanced examination of the interactions between them. By understanding how these interactions have shaped history, we can more fully understand how to make ethical decisions about the role of Christianity in some of today's most pressing social issues."--BOOK JACKET.

Cyberyenta's Old-Fashioned Wisdom for Newfangled Times

Cyberyenta's Old-Fashioned Wisdom for Newfangled Times
A Book

by Rachel Levine

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2000-12-01
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0595155235
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everyone knows what a Yenta is, right? A busybody. In the old days, if not for her, how would you know what was going on? So why do you need a Yenta in the Cyber Age when everyone and his brother-in-law not only reads the newspaper but 86% of you are publishing your own? Don't be such a big shot! You think I would write a whole book if I didn't know a little something? So, go pay for the book already. From me you get a guarantee that you will laugh so hard you'll plotz.