Understanding Dennis Robertson PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Understanding Dennis Robertson free pdf 'Understanding Dennis Robertson is a fine example of intellectual biography, which lives up to the implicit promise made in its title. By the end of the book, the reader does feel that he or she understands Dennis Robertson, at least as far as possible at this date ...This is a significant contribution, not only from the perspective of the history of thought, but also in understanding contemporary orthodoxy ...This book deserves to be widely read, not only by those interested in the history of thought, but also by those claiming to be macroeconomists today.' - John Smithin, Eastern Economic Journal. 'The biography ...is of interest not only to specialists in the field ...since it presents an interesting psychological portrait of the economist and offers a segment of life at the prestigious Eton College and at the University of Cambridge at the beginning of the 20th century.' - Daniele Besomi, Azione. 'Fletcher's piecing together the jigsaw of Robertson's life is a major achievement. Disparate pieces fit together into a remarkable pattern...Robertson's main economic writings are integrated into this story resulting in an integration of biography, literature and economics that is fascinating to read. The book is clearly important for anyone seeking to understand Robertson or his work...it has transformed my appreciation of Robertson.' - Roger Backhouse, European Society for the History of Economic Thought Newsletter. 'This is a notable contribution to the literature...Clearly not a complete sentence but the rest is written in the first person.' - Peter Clarke, University of Cambridge and Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK. 'In this fascinating, insightful yet somehow strange book Gordon Fletcher aims at throwing light on the mutual influence between Dennis Robertson's temperament and outlook on life, and his professional writings and the development of ideas.' - Daniele Besomi, History of Economics Review. '...this is a magnificent intellectual biography of one of the great mysterious figures of modern macroeconomics.' - The late Mark Blaug, formerly of the University of London and University of Buckingham, UK. 'Gordon Fletcher has written a remarkable, completely absorbing, interpretation of Dennis Robertson's contributions to economics and of their relationship to the complex, ultimately tragic figure of their author. Fletcher has great sympathy for and understanding of the traumas and dramas of Robertson's life - external and internal - and admiration for him as an economist. He knows Robertson's writings intimately and he recounts in compelling detail the intellectual and personal relationships between Robertson and Keynes and their respective champions. Fletcher's own deep understanding of economics and of the nature of Keynes and his revolution allow him to be fair to Robertson yet show the ultimate soundness of Keynes's views as opposed to Robertson's. He documents how they could start together yet inevitably grow apart - and why the disagreement homed in on explanations of the rate of interest and its role. Fletcher shows how Robertson's stance was necessary for him to be able to survive, that his fragile nature, so dependent on things past, in economics as much as in the theatre, culture and society and on his reverence for Marshall, made it impossible for him to go with Keynes after the Treatise on Money, or perhaps even with the Treatise on Money itself. Understanding Dennis Robertson is a wonderful example of what intellectual biography should be - complete mastery of the intellectual issues involved combined with sympathetic perception and analysis of the personalities involved and their times.' - G.C. Harcourt, University of New South Wales, Australia. In this fascinating study Gordon Fletcher explores the relationship between the life and work of one of Britain's most distinguished economists, Sir Dennis Holme Robertson (1890-1963). Drawing on a wealth of previously unActive material, novel forms of evidence - both biographical and literary, together with a fresh reading of Robertson's principal books and essays, Fletcher argues that Robertsonian economics is indelibly stamped with the impression of Robertson the man and that by better understanding the man we shall better understand his economics. He shows that this is particularly the case with respect to the way in which Robertson's thought developed and to its particular characteristics, which have often been described by commentators but never explained. Most interestingly, he accounts for Robertson's breach with his Cambridge colleague J.M. Keynes. With these insights we glimpse the hidden human face of what is all too often regarded as the bloodless discipline, the dismal science.

About Gordon A. Fletcher

Unfortunately, at this time we can't provide you with details about the particular Manager Gordon A. Fletcher. However does not necessarily mean we are unsuccessful on her series. We also request that you just help us within this make any difference. In case you have leisure time and require will certainly profoundly value should you tell us the information you have. Any time getting this kind of opinions and info coming from users with regards to the Understanding Dennis Robertson Writer Gordon A. Fletcher, we all 1st the woman examine. As soon as most of us make certain that many genuine, merely submit that. Many of us fully grasp this support and also thanks ahead of time.

Details Book

Author : Gordon A. Fletcher
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 31 December 2000
ISBN : 1781008906
EAN : 9781781008904
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Understanding Dennis Robertson



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Understanding Dennis Robertson free pdfUnderstanding Dennis Robertson

    'Understanding Dennis Robertson is a fine example of intellectual biography. which lives up to the implicit promise made in its title. By the end of the book. the reader does feel that he or she understands Dennis Robertson..


  • Conversations with Robertson Davies free pdfConversations with Robertson Davies

    "Conversations with Robertson Davies" is a long overdue anthology of interviews with Canadas most respected literary figure. Journalist. essayist. reviewer. playwright. and novelist. Robertson Davies has not only been a leading figure in Canadian literature since World War II..


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God  :  What Honesty and Pain Taught Us ... free pdfThe Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God : What Honesty and Pain Taught Us ...

    A Moving Story of Redemption and Second Chances

    Jep Robertson. the youngest son of Duck Commander Phil Robertson. and his wife. Jessica. open up about their personal trials..


  • Cinema of the Present free pdfCinema of the Present

    "Robertson proves hard to explain but easy to enjoy...Dauntlessly and resourcefully intellectual. Robertson can also be playful or blunt...She wields language expertly. even beautifully."--The New York Times What if the cinema of the present were a Mobius strip of language..


  • William Robertson and the Gem Line free pdfWilliam Robertson and the Gem Line

    With up to fifty ships. the Gem Line was for many years the most important coaster fleet on the British West Coast. This book does the company full justice. covering its ships. their trades. the Robertson family..


  • Understanding Dennis Robertson free pdfUnderstanding Dennis Robertson

    . 'Understanding Dennis Robertson is a fine example of intellectual biography, which lives up to the implicit promise made in its title. By the end of the book, the reader does feel that he or she und