The History of Economic Thought: A Reader
Edited by Steven G Medema, Warren J. Samuels
Routledge – 2003 – 680 pages
This new reader in the history of economic thought is edited by two of the most respected figures in the field. With clearly written summaries putting each selection into context, this book will be of great use to students and lecturers of the history of economic thought as it goes beyond the simple reprinting of articles.
Selections and discussions include such thinkers as Aristotle, John Locke, François Quesnay, David Hume, Jean-Baptiste Say, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Irving Fisher and Thorstein Veblen. The History of Economic Thought: A Reader can be used as a core textbook or as a supplementary text on courses in economic thought and philosophy, and will provide readers with a good foundation in the different schools of thought that run through economics.
1. Pre-Classical Thought. Introductory Notes. Aristotle. St. Thomas Aquinas. Sir William Petty. Thomas Mun. John Locke. Richard Cantillon. Francois Quesnay. Anne Robert. Jacques Turgot. Bernard Mandeville. 2. The Classical School. Introductory Notes. David Hume. Adam Smith. Henry Thornton. Jeremy Bentham. Thomas Malthus. William Godwin. David Ricardo. Jean-Baptiste Say. Thomas Malthus. James Mill. Nassau Senior. J.S. Mill. 3. The Marxian Challenge. Introductory Notes. Karl Marx. 4. The Marginal Revolution. Introductory Notes. William Stanley Jevons. Carl Menger. Leon Walras. Alfred Marshall. Eugen Böhm-Bawerk. F.Y. Edgeworth. 5. The Development of Macroeconomics. Introductory Notes. Knut Wicksell. Irving Fisher. John Maynard Keynes. 6. Institutional Economics. Introductory Notes. Thorstein Veblen. John R. Commons.
Steven G. Medema is Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Denver, USA. He also serves as editor of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.
Warren J. Samuels is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Michigan State University. He is co-editor of the annual Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology.