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The Economic Thought of Michael Polanyi

1st Edition

By Gábor Bíró

Routledge

208 pages

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pub: 2019-07-15
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Michael Polanyi is most famous for his work in chemistry and the philosophy of science, but in the 1930s and 1940s he made an important contribution to economics.

Drawing on rich archival materials of Polanyi and his correspondents, Gábor Bíró explores their competing worldviews and their struggles to popularise their visions of the economy, economic expertise and democracy. Special focus is given to Polanyi’s pioneering economics film and postmodern ideas.

This volume will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of the history of economics, philosophy of science, and science and technology studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction ONE / Polanyi's Work Against Extreme Liberalism and Socialist Planning TWO / The First Economics Film THREE / Rival Schools of Thought in the 1930s and 1940s FOUR / Polanyi's Visual Method FIVE / Correspondence on the Spirituality of Science and Economics SIX / Economic Evil and Machineness EPILOGUE / Towards a Polanyian Personal Economics References Index

About the Author

Gábor Bíró is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Philosophy and History of Science at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
PHI016000
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern
TEC056000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History