Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | November 7, 2010

byRobert Skidelsky

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John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is a central thinker of the twentieth century, not just an economic theorist and statesman, but also in economics, philosophy, politics, and culture. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Skidelsky, a renowned biographer of Keynes, explores his ethical andpractical philosophy, his monetary thought, and provides an insight into his life and works. In the recent financial crisis Keynes's theories have become more timely than ever, and remain at the centre of political and economic discussion. With a look at his major works and his contribution to twentieth-century economic thought, Skidelsky considers Keynes's legacy on today's society.

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John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is a central thinker of the twentieth century, not just an economic theorist and statesman, but also in economics, philosophy, politics, and culture. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Skidelsky, a renowned biographer of Keynes, explores his ethical andpractical philosophy, his monetary thought, and pr...

Lord Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. He biggest work is a three volume biography of John Maynard Keynes; Hopes Betrayed, 1883-1920, (1983), The Economist as Saviour, 1920-1937, (1992), and Fighting for Britain, 1937-1946, (2000). His new book about the current economic crisis, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:November 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199591644

ISBN - 13:9780199591640

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Introduction1. The life2. Keyne's philosophy of practice3. The monetary reformer4. The General Theory5. Economic statesmanship6. Keyne's legacyEpilogue: the view from 2010ReferencesFurther Reading