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Robert Heilbroner is Norman Thomas Professor (Emeritus) at the New School for Social Research.

Works by Robert L. Heilbroner

The Making of Economic Society (1963) 249 copies, 3 reviews
Twenty-First Century Capitalism (1993) 135 copies, 3 reviews
Marxism: For and Against (1980) 127 copies
Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy (1996) 121 copies, 2 reviews
The Economic Problem (1968) 48 copies
Business Civilization in Decline (1976) 40 copies, 1 review

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A Sense of History: The Best Writing from the Pages of American Heritage (1985) — Contributor — 469 copies, 4 reviews
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Contributor — 184 copies, 2 reviews
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury: Four Volumes (1957) — Contributor — 18 copies
Great Stories of American Businessmen (1972) — Contributor — 15 copies
Wide World (1957) — Contributor — 11 copies

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Book that asked if there was hope for man in Name that Book (December 2021)

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Одна из лучших книг, которых я читал за всю жизнь. Автор мастерски описал социо-экономические революции произошедшие за всю историю человечества, но самое главное автор указал, кто смог проанализировать и описать данные революции, а иногда даже предсказать их. Каждая глава имеет историю о великом экономисте, его жизненном пути, а также как он пришел к своей великой идее. Каждая глава начинается с вопроса и отвечает на него, но в процессе ответа, задает след. вопрос. Книга имеет 10 глав, и подводит читателя к пику книги - что будет дальше с Миром? Что будет дальше с экономикой? Я считаю, книга обязательна к прочтению любому человеку. Она поможет понять, почему мир такой как он есть.

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kmaxat | 27 other reviews | Aug 26, 2023 |
Dated now, it was good for me to read at the time.
 
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mykl-s | 6 other reviews | Aug 13, 2023 |
This is history of when what we call economics was still part of philosophy, with some more recent economists too. Each one is worth knowing about.

Later, in 2023, I learn that the seventh and last edition of Worldly Philosophers included a new chapter, chapter 11, titled "The End of Worldly Philosophy?". It discusses "end" in both of its possible meanings, as termination, and as purpose or goal.

Heilbroner mentions how economics has become very mathematical, with lots of numbers and theories. That's fine, he thinks. What disturbs him, though, is economists who believe their field is a science like physics. Humans, with our free will and emotions, and ethics, and values can't be described in the same way that, say, electrons can.

He hopes for an economics that more and more realizes that it is linked to politics more than to physics, and one that realizes it is not value-free, an economics with a sense of social responsibility.
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