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Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought

A.C. Pigou and the 'Marshallian' Thought Style

A Study in the Philosophy and Mathematics Underlying Cambridge Economics

Authors: Knight, Karen

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  • Argues that Pigou falls within the tradition of Marshallian economics
  • Examines the impact of Ludwik Fleck's sociology of science on the development of Pigou’s philosophy
  • Questions whether Pigou deviated from the Marshallian approach to economics in his mathematical The Theory of Employment
  • Clarifies his vision of the role of economics in society and the role of mathematics in economics
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About this book

This book provides a study of the forces underlying the development of economic thought at Cambridge University during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. The primary lens it uses to do so is an examination of how Arthur Cecil Pigou’s thinking, heavily influenced by his predecessor, Alfred Marshall, evolved.

Aspects of Pigou’s context, biography and philosophical grounding are reconstructed and then situated within the framework of Ludwik Fleck’s philosophy of scientific knowledge, most notably by drawing on the notions of ‘thought styles’ and ‘thought collectives’. In this way, Knight provides a novel contribution to the history of Pigou's economic thought.

About the authors

Karen Lovejoy Knight is Economics Tutor and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame, Western Australia and Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. She is also a business consultant and independent researcher. Her research interests lie in the history of economic thought, economic history, political economy, the sociology of scientific knowledge and philosophy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01017-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A.C. Pigou and the 'Marshallian' Thought Style
Book Subtitle
A Study in the Philosophy and Mathematics Underlying Cambridge Economics
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01018-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01018-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01017-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 316
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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