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The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date August 10, 1999
Pages 365
Binding Paperback
Edition 7 rev sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684862149
ISBN-10 068486214X
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Defines the world's greatest economic thinkers and explores the philosophies that motivate them (view table of contents) description: Product Description: 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.

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7 rev sub edition from Touchstone Books (August 10, 1999)
9780684862149 | details & prices | 365 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Defines the world's greatest economic thinkers and explores the philosophies that motivate them
7 edition from Simon & Schuster (August 1, 1999)
9789990036282 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $0.02
6th edition from Touchstone Books (January 1, 1987)
9780671633189 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.00
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