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William Stanley Jevons and the making of modern economics

Author: Harro Maas
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Historical perspectives on modern economics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Victorian polymath William Stanley Jevons (1835-82) is generally and rightly venerated as one of the great innovators of economic theory and method in what came to be known as the 'marginalist revolution'. This book is an investigation into the cultural and intellectual resources that Jevons drew upon to revolutionize research methods in economics. Jevons's uniform approach to the sciences was based on a firm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Stanley Jevons; William Stanley Jevons; William Stanley Jevons; William Stanley Jevons
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harro Maas
ISBN: 0521827124 9780521827126
OCLC Number: 55801251
Notes: Rev. version of the author's thesis (doctoral).
Awards: Winner of History of Economics Society Joseph J. Spengler Prize 2006.
Description: xxii, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The prying eyes of the natural scientist --
William Stanley Jevons: Victorian polymath --
The black arts of induction --
Mimetic experiments --
Engines of discovery --
The machinery of the mind --
The private laboratory of the mind --
The laws of human enjoyment --
Timing history --
Balancing the arts --
The image of economics.
Series Title: Historical perspectives on modern economics.
Responsibility: Harro Maas.
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