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Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, C. Wright Mills and the generic ends of life

Author: Rick Tilman
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2004.
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"In this important new work, Rick Tilman takes another look at the political thought of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey and C. Wright Mills. Although these thinkers disagreed on a number of points, Tilman shows how Veblen, Dewey and Mills forged an authentic, coherent and original tradition of critical social science in the United States. By comparing their views on various timely issues such as aesthetics, feminism  Read more...
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Named Person: Thorstein Veblen; John Dewey; C Wright Mills
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Tilman
ISBN: 0742532844 9780742532847
OCLC Number: 52980853
Description: xvi, 295 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Biographical Differences and Intellectual Similarities --
Veblen the Feminist and the Feminism of Dewey and Mills --
The Positive State and Public Administration --
The Moralists and the Meaning of Sports and Games of Chance --
The Business-Industry Distinction and Equality --
The Social Aesthetics of Veblen, Dewey and Mills Compared --
Veblen and the Disinterest of Neoclassical Economists in Wasteful Consumption --
Veblen and Dewey as Critics of Marginal Utility Economics --
Dewey as User and Critic of Veblen's Ideas --
Mills as Critic of Veblen and Dewey --
Recent Critics and Interpreters of Veblen, Dewey and Mills --
The Generic Ends of Life: Explorations and Ruminations.
Responsibility: Rick Tilman.
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[This] book is a welcome addition to the intellectual history literature... Tilman's research is extensive. He has built a careful, interesting, and solid case. Journal Of Economic Issues

 
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