[OPE] Essential Writings of Thorstein Veblen

From: GERALD LEVY <gerald_a_levy@msn.com>
Date: Sat Feb 12 2011 - 10:42:10 EST

> From: g.m.hodgson@herts.ac.uk
> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:58:14 +0000
> Subject: Essential Writings of Thorstein Veblen
> Charles Camic and Geoff Hodgson very pleased to announce the
> publication of their edited volume:
> Essential Writings of Thorstein Veblen
> Hardback published 2011 by Routledge
> Available on Amazon
> This volume is the definitive collection of the writings of Thorstein
> Veblen (1857-1929). Among the most influential economists and social
> theorists of the twentieth century, Veblen pioneered the development of
> evolutionary and institutional economics.
> The 38 selections in the volume include complete texts of all of
> Veblen's major articles and book reviews from 1882 to 1914, plus key
> chapters from his books The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), The
> Theory of Business Enterprise (1904), and The Instinct of Workmanship
> (1914). These writings present a wide range of Veblen's most
> significant contributions, especially with respect to the philosophical
> and psychological foundations of economics, sociology, and other social
> sciences.
> This is the only collection to present Veblen's writings in
> chronological order, so that their development can be correctly
> understood. The editors provide extensive introductory essays that
> include item-by-item commentaries that place each selection in its
> intellectual-historical context and in relation to subsequent
> developments in economics.
> Charles Camic is John Evans Professor of Sociology at Northwestern
> University, USA.
> Geoffrey M. Hodgson is a Research Professor in Business Studies at the
> University of Hertfordshire, UK.
> ________________________________
> “There is today a renaissance of interest in the writings of the great
> institutional economists who were prominent in the first part of the
> 20th century, and then faded from view as neoclassical economics took
> over the field. Among these, the writings of Thorstein Veblen are
> perhaps the most interesting and most relevant to reflection on the
> current state of economics. This volume, which makes many of his
> writings readily available, is most welcome.”
> Richard Nelson, Columbia University, New York, USA
> ________________________________
> “This selection of Veblen’s essays, edited by two leading institutional
> scholars, is particularly welcome. After a crisis of the economy and
> after an evident crises of the economics which is supposed to explain
> it, many scholars are looking for alternative approaches which were
> abandoned for empty formalistic and a-historical theories. Re-reading
> these essays by Veblen can greatly contribute to the success of their
> efforts. They show how economics could be an evolutionary science which
> helps to understand and transform real-life economic systems.”
> Ugo Pagano, University of Siena, Italy
> ________________________________
> “Geoff Hodgson and Charles Camic have produced an extremely interesting
> and valuable collection of Thorstein Veblen’s writings, originally
> published between 1882 and 1914. The collection is designed to provide
> insight in to the development of Veblen’s central and essential ideas,
> hence the chronological arrangement, the focus on work up to 1914, and
> the valuable commentaries provided on the texts. This book supersedes
> all previous collections of Veblen’s writings, and is an essential tool
> for Veblen scholars.”
> Malcolm Rutherford, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
> ________________________________
> “When reading the pieces in this fine selection of Veblen's writings it
> comes as a major surprise how intellectually stimulating Veblen is to
> the present day. Camic and Hodgson deserve praise for laying out before
> our eyes the enormous scope of Veblen's thought. Readers will find this
> selection an excellent guide to Veblen's legacy for economics and
> social sciences more broadly.”
> Ulrich Witt, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany
> ________________________________
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