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Malthus: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Donald Winch Malthus: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Donald Winch
R247 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R51 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. In this Very Short Introduction, Donald Winch explains and clarifies Malthus's ideas, assessing the profound influence he has had on modern economic thought. Concentrating on his writings, Winch sheds light on the context in which he wrote and why his work has remained controversial. Looking at Malthus's early life as well as the evolution of his theories from population to political economy, Winch considers why and how Malthus's writings have been so influential in the thought of later figures such as Darwin and Keynes. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Wealth and Life - Essays on the Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1848-1914 (Paperback): Donald Winch Wealth and Life - Essays on the Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1848-1914 (Paperback)
Donald Winch
R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Donald Winch completes the intellectual history of political economy begun in Riches and Poverty (1996). A major theme addressed in both volumes is the 'bitter argument between economists and human beings' provoked by Britain's industrial revolution. Winch takes the argument from Mill's contributions to the 'condition-of-England' debate in 1848 through to the work on economic wellbeing of Alfred Marshall. The writings of major figures of the period are examined in a sequence of interlinked essays that ends with consideration of the twentieth-century fate of the debate between utilitarians and romantics in the hands of Leavis, Williams and Thompson. Donald Winch is one of Britain's most distinguished historians of ideas, and Wealth and Life brings to fruition a long-standing interest in the history of those intellectual pursuits that have shaped the understanding of Britain as an industrial society, and continue to influence cultural responses to the moral questions posed by economic life.

Vindiciae Gallicae - and Other Writings on the French Revolution (Paperback): James Mackintosh Vindiciae Gallicae - and Other Writings on the French Revolution (Paperback)
James Mackintosh; Edited by Donald Winch
R330 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R39 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Vindiciae Gallicae' was James Mackintoshs first major publication, a contribution to the debate begun by Edmund Burkes 'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (published by Liberty Fund in 1999). The success of Mackintoshs defence of the French Revolution propelled him into the heart of London Whig circles. The turn of events in France following the September 1792 Massacres caused Mackintosh, along with other moderate Whigs, to revise his opinions and to move closer to Burkes position. 'A Discourse on the Law of Nature and Nations' was the introduction to a popular course of public lectures at Lincolns Inn in 1799 and 1800. These lectures provided Mackintosh with an opportunity to complete the evolution of his political thought by expounding the principles of a Scottish version of the science of natural jurisprudence dealing with 'the rights and duties of men and of states', to announce his withdrawal of support for the French Revolution, and to criticise former allies on the radical wing of the reform move.

Vindiciae Gallicae - and Other Writings on the French Revolution (Hardcover): James Mackintosh, Donald Winch Vindiciae Gallicae - and Other Writings on the French Revolution (Hardcover)
James Mackintosh, Donald Winch
R580 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R91 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Vindiciae Gallicae' was James Mackintoshs first major publication, a contribution to the debate begun by Edmund Burkes 'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (published by Liberty Fund in 1999). The success of Mackintoshs defence of the French Revolution propelled him into the heart of London Whig circles. The turn of events in France following the September 1792 Massacres caused Mackintosh, along with other moderate Whigs, to revise his opinions and to move closer to Burkes position. 'A Discourse on the Law of Nature and Nations' was the introduction to a popular course of public lectures at Lincolns Inn in 1799 and 1800. These lectures provided Mackintosh with an opportunity to complete the evolution of his political thought by expounding the principles of a Scottish version of the science of natural jurisprudence dealing with 'the rights and duties of men and of states', to announce his withdrawal of support for the French Revolution, and to criticise former allies on the radical wing of the reform move.

The Economic Advisory Council, 1930-1939 - A Study in Economic Advice during Depression and Recovery (Paperback): Susan Howson,... The Economic Advisory Council, 1930-1939 - A Study in Economic Advice during Depression and Recovery (Paperback)
Susan Howson, Donald Winch
R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The experience of the Economic Advisory Council provides the relevant policy background to the Keynesian revolution in economic theory, and to the adoption of the principles of economic management in Britain during the Second World War. This study of this pioneering advisory institution against the inter-war setting of depression, financial crisis and recovery is based on government records, supplemented by other contemporary sources. The book deals with the political and economic origins of the E.A.C. in the post-1918 decade; the role of the Council and its committees of inquiry as the world slump began to make an impact on an already depressed British economy; and the part played by individual economic advisers in the dramatic events which led to the fall of the second Labour Government and Britain's departure from the gold standard in 1931. Throughout the nineteenthirties the work of the Council was carried on by the Committee on Economic Information, which helped to provide the National Government with solutions to the complex and novel problems of a post-gold standard world. In addition to assessing the significance of the E.A.C. experiment, the book reprints a number of reports and gives a guide to the relevant documents in the public archives.

Riches and Poverty - An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1750-1834 (Paperback, New): Donald Winch Riches and Poverty - An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1750-1834 (Paperback, New)
Donald Winch
R875 Discovery Miles 8 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Riches and Poverty explores an influential idea in political economy. The work of Adam Smith provided a key for studying the rich and poor and assessing the American and French revolutions. Meanwhile Britain embarked on its career as the first manufacturing nation, and the debate on poverty provoked an intellectual rift between Malthus and the Lake poets that continues to influence our perceptions of cultural history. Donald Winch has written a compelling narrative of these developments, which emphasizes throughout the moral and political bearings of economic ideas.

That Noble Science of Politics - A Study in Nineteenth-Century Intellectual History (Paperback): Stefan Collini, Donald Winch,... That Noble Science of Politics - A Study in Nineteenth-Century Intellectual History (Paperback)
Stefan Collini, Donald Winch, John Burrow
R869 Discovery Miles 8 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this unusual and important work, three well-known historians of ideas examine the diverse forms taken in nineteenth-century Britain by the aspiration to develop what was then known as a 'science of politics'. This aspiration encompassed a more extensive and ambitious range of concerns than is implied by the modern term 'political science': in fact, as this book demonstrates, it remained the overarching category under which many nineteenth-century thinkers grouped their attempts to achieve systematic understanding of man's common life. As a result of both the over-concentration on closed abstract systems of thought and the intrusion of concerns which pervade much writing in the history of political theory and of the social sciences, these attempts have since been neglected or misrepresented. By deliberately avoiding such approaches, this book restores the subject to its centrality in the intellectual life and political culture of nineteenth-century Britain.

British Empirical Philosophers - Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Reid and J. S. Mill. [An anthology.] (Paperback): A.J. Ayer, Donald... British Empirical Philosophers - Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Reid and J. S. Mill. [An anthology.] (Paperback)
A.J. Ayer, Donald Winch
R1,069 Discovery Miles 10 690 Out of stock

First published in 1952, British Empirical Philosophers is a comprehensive picture of one of the most important movements in the history of philosophic thought. In his introduction, Professor A. J. Ayer distinguishes the main problems of empiricism and gives a critical account of the ways in which the philosophers whose writings are included in this volume attempted to solve them. Editors Ayer and Raymond Winch bring together an authoritative abridgement of John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding; Bishop George Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge; almost the entire first book of David Hume's Treatise Concerning Human Nature; and extracts from Thomas Reid's Essay on the Intellectual Powers of Man and John Stuart Mill's Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy.

Malthus: 'An Essay on the Principle of Population' (Hardcover, Revised): T.R. Malthus Malthus: 'An Essay on the Principle of Population' (Hardcover, Revised)
T.R. Malthus; Edited by Donald Winch
R1,275 Discovery Miles 12 750 Out of stock

This 1992 volume makes available to a student audience one of the most controversial and misunderstood works published during the last two hundred years. Malthus' Essay on the Principle of Population began life in 1798 as a polite attack on some post-French-revolutionary speculations on the theme of social and human perfectibility. It remains one of the most powerful statements of the limits to human hopes set by the tension between population growth and natural resources. This edition is based on the authoritative variorum of the mature versions of the Essay published over the period 1803 to 1826. The introduction, notes and bibliographic apparatus are aimed specifically at a modern audience interested in how Malthusianism impinges on the history of political thought.

Malthus: 'An Essay on the Principle of Population' (Paperback, Revised): T.R. Malthus Malthus: 'An Essay on the Principle of Population' (Paperback, Revised)
T.R. Malthus; Edited by Donald Winch; Series edited by Raymond Geuss, Quentin Skinner
R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Out of stock

This book provides a student audience with the best scholarly edition of Malthus' Essay on Population. Written in 1798 as a polite attack on post-French revolutionary speculations on the theme of social and human perfectibility, it remains one of the most powerful statements of the limits to human hopes set by the tension between population growth and natural resources. Based on the authoritative variorum edition of the versions of the Essay published between 1803 and 1826, and complete with full introduction and bibliographic apparatus, this new edition is intended to show how Malthusianism impinges on the history of political thought.

Adam Smith's Politics - An Essay in Historiographic Revision (Paperback): Donald Winch Adam Smith's Politics - An Essay in Historiographic Revision (Paperback)
Donald Winch
R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Out of stock

For most of the two hundred years or so that have passed since the publication of the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith's writings on political and economic questions have been viewed within a liberal capitalist perspective of nineteenth- and twentieth- century provenance. This essay in interpretation seeks to provide a more historical reading of certain political themes which recur in Smith's writings by bringing eighteenth-century perspectives to bear on the problem. Contrary to the view that sees Smith's work as marking the point at which 'politics' was being eclipsed by 'economics', it claims that Smith has a 'politics' which goes beyond certain political attitudes connected with the role of the state in economic affairs. It argues that he employs a consistent mode of political analysis which cannot be encompassed within the standard liberal capitalist categories, but can be understood by reference to the language and qualities of contemporary political debate, and of the eighteenth-century science of politics cultivated by Montesquieu and, above all, Hume, particularly as revealed by recent scholarship. A concluding chapter draws the various strands of the interpretation together to form a portrait of what Smith might legitimately be said to have been doing when he wrote on these matters.

The Economic Advisory Council, 1930-1939 - A Study in Economic Advice during Depression and Recovery (Hardcover): Susan Howson,... The Economic Advisory Council, 1930-1939 - A Study in Economic Advice during Depression and Recovery (Hardcover)
Susan Howson, Donald Winch
R2,262 Discovery Miles 22 620 Out of stock

The experience of the Economic Advisory Council provides the relevant policy background to the Keynesian revolution in economic theory, and to the adoption of the principles of economic management in Britain during the Second World War. This study of this pioneering advisory institution against the inter-war setting of depression, financial crisis and recovery is based on government records, supplemented by other contemporary sources. The book deals with the political and economic origins of the E.A.C. in the post-1918 decade; the role of the Council and its committees of inquiry as the world slump began to make an impact on an already depressed British economy; and the part played by individual economic advisers in the dramatic events which led to the fall of the second Labour Government and Britain's departure from the gold standard in 1931. Throughout the nineteenthirties the work of the Council was carried on by the Committee on Economic Information, which helped to provide the National Government with solutions to the complex and novel problems of a post-gold standard world. In addition to assessing the significance of the E.A.C. experiment, the book reprints a number of reports and gives a guide to the relevant documents in the public archives.

Wealth and Life - Essays on the Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1848-1914 (Hardcover): Donald Winch Wealth and Life - Essays on the Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1848-1914 (Hardcover)
Donald Winch
R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440 Out of stock

Donald Winch completes the intellectual history of political economy begun in Riches and Poverty (1996). A major theme addressed in both volumes is the 'bitter argument between economists and human beings' provoked by Britain's industrial revolution. Winch takes the argument from Mill's contributions to the 'condition-of-England' debate in 1848 through to the work on economic wellbeing of Alfred Marshall. The writings of major figures of the period are examined in a sequence of interlinked essays that ends with consideration of the twentieth-century fate of the debate between utilitarians and romantics in the hands of Leavis, Williams and Thompson. Donald Winch is one of Britain's most distinguished historians of ideas, and Wealth and Life brings to fruition a long-standing interest in the history of those intellectual pursuits that have shaped the understanding of Britain as an industrial society, and continue to influence cultural responses to the moral questions posed by economic life.

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