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Wealth and life : essays on the intellectual history of political economy in Britain, 1848-1914

Author: Donald Winch
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Ideas in context, 95.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Donald Winch completes the intellectual history of political economy begun in 'Riches and Poverty' (1996). A major theme addressed in both volumes is the 'bitter argument between economists and human beings' provoked by Britain's industrial revolution.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Winch
ISBN: 9780521887533 0521887534 9780521715393 0521715393
OCLC Number: 268793395
Description: xi, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : economists and human beings --
Sentimental enemies, advanced intellects, and falling profits --
Wild natural beauty, the religion of humanity, and unearned increments --
'Poor cretinous wretch' : Ruskin's aversion to Mill --
'Last man of the ante-Mill period' : Walter Bagehot --
'As much a matter of heart as head' : Jevons's antipathy --
Louis Mallet and the philosophy of free exchange --
Henry Sidgwick and economic socialism --
The old generation of political economists and the new --
Wealth, well-being, and the academic economist --
'A composition of successive heresies' : the case of J.A. Hobson --
Academic minds --
Appendix: Mr. Gradgrind and Jerusalem.
Series Title: Ideas in context, 95.
Responsibility: Donald Winch.

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