The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Western Thought

The Mind and the Market Capitalism in Western Thought Capitalism has never been a subject for economists alone Philosophers politicians poets and social scientists have debated the cultural moral and political effects of capitalism for centuries and

  • Title: The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Western Thought
  • Author: Jerry Z. Muller
  • ISBN: 9780385721660
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Capitalism has never been a subject for economists alone Philosophers, politicians, poets and social scientists have debated the cultural, moral, and political effects of capitalism for centuries, and their claims have been many and diverse The Mind and the Market is a remarkable history of how the idea of capitalism has developed in Western thought.Ranging across an ideCapitalism has never been a subject for economists alone Philosophers, politicians, poets and social scientists have debated the cultural, moral, and political effects of capitalism for centuries, and their claims have been many and diverse The Mind and the Market is a remarkable history of how the idea of capitalism has developed in Western thought.Ranging across an ideological spectrum that includes Hobbes, Voltaire, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, Hegel, Marx, and Matthew Arnold, as well as twentieth century communist, fascist, and neoliberal intellectuals, historian Jerry Muller examines a fascinating thread of ideas about the ramifications of capitalism and its future implications This is an engaging and accessible history of ideas that reverberate throughout everyday life.

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    1. Done!In 2010 I read this New York Times review of another of Jerry Muller's books, Capitalism and the Jews. Intrigued, I looked up the author and his books, including The Mind and the Market, but at first I thought they were books about, I don't know, capitalism and finance, so I gave them to my nephew because he is a Republican, and I thought these would be books that were compatible with his views. I had offended him by something I wrote on Facebook, something he took to mean I thought Republi [...]

    2. کاپیتالیسم، سرمایه‌داری، اقتصاد بازار، نئولیبرالیسم، اقتصاد کلاسیک/نئوکلاسیک و اینان همه عناوینی هستند که افراد به نظامی اقتصادی که بر پایه مکانیزم بازار و رقابت است نسبت میدهند. اینکه این عناوین هرکدام چه قدر درست و مناسب و در چه شرایط و زمانی میبایست به کار روند خود موضوع [...]

    3. The content was 5-star, but the presentation could have been more engaging.The format was strictly chronological, discussing each economist/economic concept in turn. This made it pretty dry going until the 19th century, when the disparate ideas started coming together to explain the basis of contemporary capitalism. All the sections on the 20th century were quite riveting.It was fascinating to see how the economic theories of of Hegel, Marcuse, Lukacs etc fit within their broader writing on crit [...]

    4. Too bad more stars aren't available as this book would deserve them all. My only complaint is nit-picking: sometimes the author repeats himself. But, since this is a fairly deep topic, some repetition for the reader is not a bad thing and the writing style is quite easy to follow.Other authors have written along the same lines, such as Robert Heilbroner's "The Worldly Philosophers" but the depth and coverage of Muller's book ventures deeper and wider.Capitalism has been revolutionary and as with [...]

    5. کتاب ذهن و بازار در خصوص جایگاه نهاد بازار در ذهن انسان و تکامل سرمایه داری را در دوران مدرن دنبال می کند. نویسنده جایگاه سرمایه داری در روشنفکران اروپا دنبال می کند و سعی دارد که در تمام کتاب نهاد بازار را مدنظر قرار دهد و آرا دوستداران و دشمنانش را نقد و بررسی کند . به چگونگی ش [...]

    6. A decent but not great book. The recycling of quotes in different parts of the book was annoying. The descriptions of different intellectuals' ideas was usually good, though I think he foundered on Hegel and was not clear with some of the others. The plethora of footnotes made me think he was trying to find cover for his own opinions rather than give me facts about the various intellectuals profiled.

    7. good for the intellectual tradition of capitalism, even if the author seemed a little bit right-wing (in an intelligent sort of way). Also, he spends too much time talking about marx's anti-judiasm, and seems to paint schumpeter as a celebrity. otherwise, good for background knowledge of the philosophical debates around the market and capitalism.

    8. Excellent book on economic philosophy and thought that is accessible to the non-professional/layman. Very engaging 'historical' read that still provides good insight onto the whys and hows of thought on the market from a Western perspective.

    9. This book is about the philosophical history of capitalism. It's interesting to see, for example, exactly how and why capitalism has come to be associated with liberal and also with conservative points of view. I recommend it very highly. In fact I think it's about time for me to re-read it.

    10. As a new business student who spent a his undergraduate years studying philosophy and political economy, I was very intrigued by the concept of The Mind and the Market when I saw it on the shelf at a Georgetown bookstore. The book is a survey of the views held by eminent philosophers, economists, political thinkers and others throughout the last four hundred or so years. For those well initiated to some of the more picked-over names on the list (Smith, Burke, Marx, Hayek, etc.) some of the surve [...]

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