Economists' Lives: Biography and Autobiography in the History of Economics
This collection of essays, a supplement to History of Political Economy, brings together prominent scholars from economics, sociology, literature, and history to examine the role of biography and autobiography in the history of economics. The first of its kind, this volume looks at the relevance of first-person accounts to narrative histories of economics. The essays consider both the potential and the limits of life writing, which has traditionally been used sparingly by historians of economics, and examine types of biographies, the relationship between autobiography and identity, and the writing of biography.
Contributors to this collection question whether biography is essential to understanding the history of economic ideas and consider how autobiographical materials should be read and interpreted by historians. Articles consider the treatment of autobiographical materials such as conversations and testimonies, the construction of heroes and villains, the relationship between scientific biography and literary biography, and concerns related to living subjects. Several essays address the role of biography and autobiography in the study of economists such as F. A. Hayek, Harry Johnson, Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes, Oskar Morgenstern, and François Quesnay, concluding with several accounts of the interconnection of the historians' projects with their own autobiographies.
All 2007 subscribers to History of Political Economy will receive a copy of "Economists' Lives: Biography and Autobiography in the History of Economics" as part of their subscription.
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He opposed the social determination of ideas but not the use of social context to
explain the formation of ideas. He himself produced wonderful historical
scholarship on Plato, classical Athens, and the philosophy of science. His
situations that individuals, or a small group of thinkers, faced, historians have had
the greatest success in explaining the range ... To be sure, historians of discourse
have constructed social and cultural contexts to explain discursive shifts, but ...
However, the fact that Hahn is still remembered by the discipline cannot be
explained by his successful strategy of self-marketing alone. The particular
construction of Hahn's life was introduced as an example of how each biography
of an ...
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