The History of Economic Thought: A Reader

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Steven G. Medema, Warren J. Samuels
Psychology Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 668 pages
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This new reader in the history of economic thought is edited by two of the most respected figures in the field. With clearly written summaries putting each selection into context, this book will be of great use to students and lecturers of the history of economic thought as it goes beyond the simple reprinting of articles.

Selections and discussions include such thinkers as Aristotle, John Locke, François Quesnay, David Hume, Jean-Baptiste Say, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Irving Fisher and Thorstein Veblen. The History of Economic Thought: A Reader can be used as a core textbook or as a supplementary text on courses in economic thought and philosophy, and will provide readers with a good foundation in the different schools of thought that run through economics.

  

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Contents

PreClassical Thought
1
Aristotle 384322 BC
3
Politics
5
Nichomachean Ethics 350 BC
14
St Thomas Aquinas 12251274
16
Summa Theologica 12671273
18
Thomas Mun 15711641
30
Englands Treasure by Forraign Trade or the Ballance of our Forraign Trade is the Rule of our Treasure 1664
32
On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation 1817
259
Thomas Robert Malthus 17661834
291
Principles of Political Economy 1820
293
James Mill 17731836
312
Elements of Political Economy 1821
313
Nassau W Senior 17901864
317
An Outline of the Science of Political Economy 1836
319
John Stuart Mill 18061873
333

Willim Petty 16231687
45
A Treatise of Taxes and Contributions 1662
47
John Locke 16321704
57
Of Civil Government 1690
59
Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money 1691
63
Richard Cantillon 1680?1734
78
Essay on the Nature of Commerce in General 1755
79
François Quesnay 16941774
95
Tableau Économique
97
Anne Robert Jacques Turgot 17271781
103
Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth 1770
104
Bernard Mandeville 16701733
119
or Knaves Turnd Honest
120
The Classical School
131
David Hume 17111776
133
Political Discources 1752
135
Adam Smith 17231790
153
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations 1776
156
Jeremy Bentham 17481832
180
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation 1789
183
A Manual of Political Economy 1795
186
Anarchical Fallacies 1795
188
Principles of the Civil Code 1802
192
Thomas Robert Malthus 17661834
193
An Essay on the Principle of Population 1798
196
William Godwin 17561836
208
Of Population 1820
210
Henry Thornton 17601815
220
An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain 1802
222
David Ricardo 17721823
235
The High Price of Bullion 1810
237
JeanBaptiste Say 17671832
245
A Treatise on Political Economy
248
David Ricardo 17721823
256
Principles of Political Economy 1848
335
The Marxian Challenge
369
Karl Marx
375
Das Kapital 1867
378
The Marginal Revolution
409
William Stanley Jevons 18351882
413
The Theory of Political Economy 1871
415
Carl Menger 18401921
443
Principles of Economics 1871
445
Leon Walras 18341910
462
Elements of Pure Economics 1874
464
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth 18451926
477
Mathematical Psychics 1881
479
Alfred Marshall 18421924
501
Principles of Economics 1890
504
Eugen von BöhmBawerk 18511914
522
The Positive Theory of Capital 1888
524
The Development of Macroeconomics
553
Knut Wicksell 18511926
555
The Influence of the Rate of Interest on Prices 1907
557
Irving Fisher 18671947
562
The Purchasing Power of Money and Its Determination and Relation to Credit Interest and Crises 1911
564
John Maynard Keynes 18831946
588
The End of LaissezFaire 1926
592
The General Theory of Employment 1937
596
The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money 1936
603
Institutional Economics
609
Thorstein B Veblen 18571929
611
The Theory of the Leisure Class 1899
613
John R Commons 18621945
646
Institutional Economics 1931
648
Index
655
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Steven G. Medema is Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Denver, USA. He also serves as editor of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Warren J. Samuels is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Michigan State University. He is co-editor of the annual Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology.

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