John Maynard Keynes was arguably the most influential Western economist ofthe twentieth century. His emphasis on the nature and role of uncertainty ineconomics is a dominant theme in his writings.
This book brings together a wide array of experts on Keynes’s contributions tothe philosophy of probability and to economics, including Gay Tulip Meeks,Sheila Dow and John Davis. Themes covered include:
- Keynesian probability and uncertainty
- the foundations of Keynes’s economics
- the relationship between Keynes’s earlier and later thought
The Philosophy of Keynes’s Economics is a readable and comprehensive bookthat will interest students and academics interested in the man and his thought.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Probability, Uncertainty and Choice Part 2. Continuity Issues Part 3. Social Ontology Part 4. Convention Part 5. Methodology Part 6. Looking Ahead
Jochen Runde is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge (UK); Fellow and Graduate Tutor at Girton College, Cambridge (UK); and Associate Director of the Professional Practice Programme, Cambridge-Massachusetts Institute (USA).
Sohei Mazuhara is Professor of Economics at Ryukoku University, Japan.
'An extremely useful introduction to the Keynes and philosophy literature that has the great advantage of letting the participants in controversies speak for themselves.' -- D.E. Moggridge, Professor of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada.
'Afficionados of the old economics literature know that Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, Malthus's Principles ..., Marshall's Industry & Trade, and Commons's Legal Foundations likely surpass in originality and insights the books for which these worthies are generally known. So too Maynard Keynes's Treatise on Probability surpasses his more popular reads. This significant volume brings together 18 critical essays (plus an Introduction that truly orients the reader) which serve to reintroduce Keynes's brilliance to readers who have read and perhaps tired of his General Theory. Cambridge is not yet done with Keynes, and the profession is not yet done with Cambridge.' Mark Perlman, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
'[It is] a very useful addition to an already considerable literature, and it can replace in part the reading of the totality of this literature. It deserves to be added to reading lists of all courses on Keynes.' -- Economics and Philosophy