Keynes's Philosophical Development

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Keynes's Philosophical Development

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This book examines Keynes's philosophical thinking as it developed from his earliest works through to The General Theory. It explains the role of philosophy in Keynes's later economics, showing how development and change in Keynes's philosophical thinking affected the development of his later economic thinking. The book represents a case study in the philosophy of economics, and unlike other books on the topic of Keynes and philosophy, argues that Keynes changed his philosophical views as he came to think about economics.

  • Presents the argument that Keynes's philosophical thinking changed from his earliest work to The General Theory
  • Discusses relationship between Keynes's ethical thinking and his economic policy thinking
  • Examines Keynes's unpublished 'Apostles' papers

ISBN

9780521065511

Publication Date

1994

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York

Disciplines

Economics

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Preface

Introduction: Keynes and philosophy

1 Keynes's early intuitionism page

2 The dilemmas of Moore's Principia for ethics and economics

3 Keynes's self-critique

4 Keynes's later philosophy

5 The philosophical thinking of The General Theory

6 Ethics and policy

Conclusion: Keynes's philosophical development

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References