First published in 1938 this Routledge Revival is a reissue of the autobiography of influential economist J. A. Hobson. A comprehensive work, it details many aspects of his life including his background, influences, ethicical principles, philosophy and religion. In a life which spanned great social, political and economic change - not least that brought about in the aftermath of the first world war - Hobson's humanist economic philosophy had a lasting impact upon economic and sociological thought.
1. Class influences in Early Youth 2. An Early Heresy 3. Humanism and Rationalism 4. Contacts with Political and Ethical Movements 5. South African and American Studies 6. The Rise of Sociology in England 7. Politics and Journalism 8. The Great War and its Aftermath 9. Political and Economic Consequences of the War 10. Break-up of Creeds and Parties 11. Post-war Economics 12. The Welfare Economics of Population 13. Western Christianity 14. An Economic Journey towards Humanism 15. The Revision of Democracy 16. A Summary of Humanist Economics