Brief History of Economic Genius

ISBN-10: 1587991896

ISBN-13: 9781587991899

Edition: 2004

Authors: Paul Strathern

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Strathern brings the reader along in a lively, breezy and elegant manner, through Adam Smith and Hume; the French Optimists and British Pessimists: Saint-Simon and Owen; Marx and Hegel; Pareto; Veblen; Schumpeter, Keynes, John Nash and finally fullcircle back to von Neumann. Strathern uncovers the genuine progression of the development of mathematics and economic theory, from double-entry booking keeping to the discovery of standard deviation and the various applications of probability theory. These brilliant economists and mathematicians often were aware of each other, had met each other or read each other?s work thereby influencing and building upon one another?s conclusions. Strathern manages his broad swath of historical information and condenses it into a very usable, readable and informative format.
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List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 6/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Paul Strathern has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Philosophy and lectures at Kingston University. Strathern is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize, and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements. He has also published two series of books, one on philosophy: Philosophers in 90 Minutes, and another on science, but is best known for his 39 short biographies of philosophers and scientists

List of Illustrations
Prologue
Something Out of Nothing Comes
The Richest Man in the World
Before Adam
The Founding Father
French Optimists and British Pessimists
Brave New Worlds
The Pleasure Principle
Workers of the World Unite
Measure for Measure
Into the Modern Age
Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man
The Game to End All Games
Epilogue: The Game Goes On
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