Classics and Moderns in Economics, by Peter Groenewegen

By Peter Groenewegen

Peter Groenewegen's attractiveness as a Chronicler of the background of economics is unprecedented. construction on his revered assortment on eighteenth century economics, this new publication makes a speciality of the 19th and early 20th centuries, reprinting essays on classical and glossy economics. a number of essays have by no means been formerly released whereas many are tough to entry having been written around the Nineteen Seventies, Nineteen Eighties and Nineties. this can be a useful source for historians, scholars and teachers concerned with the background of economics.

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In 1755, his second published contribution (1755: 17–18) favourably compared the physics and astronomy of Boyle and Newton with that of Descartes. Shortly thereafter, in any case before 1758, he completed his celebrated Principles which Lead and Direct Philosophical Enquiries Illustrated by the History of Astronomy (posthumously published by his friends Joseph Black and James Hutton in 1795 in the Essays on Philosophical Subjects which also include his unfinished History of the Ancient Physics) (Smith 1795).

Even a hurried reading of Capital will make this clear. The long discussion of the agitation for the ten-hour bill and other factory legislation, the classic descriptions of working and living conditions of large sectors of the English working class, the practice of quoting at length from reports and from blue books on ‘the methods of exploitation of the capitalist’ are well known examples. Marx himself revealed his method in the following quotation taken from the preface to the first German edition: The physicist either observes physical phenomena where they occur in their most typical form and most free from disturbing influence, or, wherever possible, he makes experiments under conditions that assure the occurrence of the phenomenon in its normality.

Why is Marshall the equilibrium theorist now remembered, and why is Marshall the economic historian now largely forgotten and ignored? The answer to this question provides the clue to Marshall’s approach to the problem of history versus equilibrium. It can be deduced from three sources: first, the variations on the subject which occurred in the prefaces to the successive editions of his Principles, second, his ambivalence on the subject can be deduced from his papers on methodology included in the Memorials reprinted after his death (Pigou 1925), and third, they are crystallised in Marshall’s own anecdote about his ‘patron saint’ as told by John Maynard Keynes (1924: 37–8) in his biographical memoir of Marshall.

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