Early Mathematical Economics: William Whewell and the British Case

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 - 327 стор.
Convinced that Ricardian concept of political economy, dominant among his contempories, was based on unscientific doctrines and dubious moral conclusions, William Whewell and his followers sought to transform scientific knowledge and to reform British education by applying mathematics to economics. James P. Henderson's comprehensive study argues that Whewell developed a strategy to challenge the growing dominance of the Ricardian paradigm by highlighting the errors in its deductive reasoning. Whewell's views on scientific methodology, moral philosophy, and educational doctrine influenced several generations of prominent mathematical economists, including Edward Rogers, Col. T. Perronet Thompson, John Edward Tozer, Sir John William Lubbock, and Dionysius Lardner. Along with Richard Jones, Whewell was instrumental in developing an inductive political economy based upon careful historical and statistical research. This study of Whewell's contributions to mathematical economics is important reading for students and scholars of economics and political economy.
 

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The Whewell Group of Mathematical Economists
1
The Attempt to Make Economics a Science The Statistical Section and the Statistical Society
27
Methodology and Morals
59
The Moral Underpinnings of Whewells Economics
83
Why Did Whewell Apply Mathematics to Political Economy?
117
Rogers and Thompsons Contributions to Mathematical Economics
149
Whewells Mathematical Inquiry into Demand Supply and Tax Incidence
177
Whewells Mathematical Models of Ricardo and Mill
209
William Whewells Followers Tozer Lubbock and Lardner
249
Epilogue
285
Works Cited
305
Index
317
About the Author
329
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\James P. Henderson is Professor of Economics at Valparaiso University in Valparaison, Indiana.

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