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British empiricism and early political economy : Gregory King's 1696 estimates of national wealth and population

Author: John A Taylor
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005.
Series: Contributions to the study of world history, no. 109.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gregory King was an engraver, herald, surveyor, and Secretary to the Commissioners for the Public Accounts, but he is best known for his 1696 estimates of the wealth and population of England. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, John A., 1942-
British empiricism and early political economy.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005
(OCoLC)654375966
Named Person: Gregory King; Gregory King; Gregory King
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Taylor
ISBN: 0313313067 9780313313066
OCLC Number: 57208147
Description: x, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preliminary remarks --
Mathematical probability and demographic prediction --
Gregory King : man of projects --
British empiricism and shop arithmetic --
Higher mathematics and seventeenth-century political economy --
Shop arithmetic, conversation, and projects --
Queen Anne's bounty --
Gregory King's methods of calculation --
What was political arithmetic, really? --
George Chalmers and the stagnation of political arithmetic --
Wobbles and perturbations.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of world history, no. 109.
Responsibility: John A. Taylor.
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