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The Worldly Philosophers

The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers

Robert L. Heilbroner

The Worldly Philosophers not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideasnamely, the search to understand ho...
Publish Date
August 10
First Published in 1953
Goodreads rating
Apr 14, 2019
@AndrewWLo @DianeCoyle1859 Great book. I read it in high school and it kind of turned into an economist      source
Sep 22, 2019
@VarickBoyd @JeSuisBHL Ah well, I thought you were a veteran of this world, my error. Enjoy the book! It's fantastic.      source
May 13, 2018
The most important economics books as nominated by me, @TimHarford @DeanBaker13 @DianeCoyle1859 & Daniel Hamermesh @RoyalHolloway Mine are: Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, Robert Heilbroner's Worldly Philosophers, Paul Samuelson's Economics @TheReadLists      source
Jan 19, 2019
I re-read Robert Heilbroner’s The Worldly Philsophers. Is a beautful, albeit flawed, book that I would recommend to all economists and people wanting to understand economics better. My review:      source