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Early mathematical economics : William Whewell and the British case

Author: James P Henderson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1996.
Series: Worldly philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Whewell sought to transform scientific knowledge and to reform British education by applying mathematics to economics. This study argues that he developed a strategy to challenge the growing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Whewell; William Whewell; William Whewell; William Whewell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Henderson
ISBN: 0847682013 9780847682010
OCLC Number: 35566131
Description: xxvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Harvey Becher --
1. The Whewell Group of Mathematical Economists --
2. The Attempt to Make Economics a Science: The Statistical Section and the Statistical Society --
3. Methodology and Morals --
4. The Moral Underpinnings of Whewell's Economics --
5. Why Did Whewell Apply Mathematics to Political Economy? --
6. Rogers's and Thompson's Contributions to Mathematical Economics --
7. Whewell's Mathematical Inquiry into Demand, Supply, and Tax Incidence --
8. Whewell's Mathematical Models of Ricardo and Mill --
9. William Whewell's Followers: Tozer, Lubbock, and Lardner --
10. Epilogue.
Series Title: Worldly philosophy.
Responsibility: James P. Henderson.

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Henderson's Early Mathematical Economics will prove to be an important and lasting contribution to our understanding of the development of economics in the 19th Century. -- James A. Gherity, Northern Read more...

 
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