The Origins of Scientific Economics

The Origins of Scientific Economics

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This book illustrates how the first social science, that of economics, was built. It examines and discusses the work of Josiah Child, Nicholas Barbon, John Collins, William Petty, John Locke and Dudley North and the economic theories of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.... trade wouldhave specialaptitude for analysing the theoryof price or of aggregateoutput; but the reason is superficial indeed. ... farmer, or someother craftsmanused toseeing things fall oughtto have beenamong thosewho firstdevisedthe theory ofgravitation. ... The evidenceon this score has been misinterpreted. ... But their bookswere to economictheoryas an engineera#39;s manual is to theoreticalmechanics.


Title:The Origins of Scientific Economics
Author: William Letwin
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-05
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