The Philosophy of Keynes' Economics
Probability, Uncertainty and Convention
Edited by Sohei Mizuhara, Jochen Runde
Routledge – 2003 – 288 pages
Series: Economics as Social Theory
John Maynard Keynes is undoubtedly the most influential Western economist of the twentieth century. His emphasis on the nature and role of uncertainty in economic thought is a dominant theme in his writings.
This book brings together a wide array of experts on Keynes' thought such as Gay Tulip Meeks, Sheila Dow and John Davis who discuss, analyse and criticise such themes as Keynesian probability and uncertainty, the foundations of Keynes' economics and the relationship between Keynes' earlier and later thought.
The Philosophy of Keynes' Economics is a readable and comprehensive book that will interest students and academics interested in the man and his thought.
'[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
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.