The Cambridge Companion to Keynes

Backhouse, Roger E. and Bradley W. Bateman (eds.). The Cambridge Companion to Keynes. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) was the most important economist of the twentieth century. He was also a philosopher who wrote on ethics and the theory of probability and was a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists. In this volume contributors from a wide range of disciplines offer new interpretations of Keynes’s thought, explain the links between Keynes’s philosophy and his economics, and place his work and Keynesianism – the economic theory, the principles of economic policy, and the political philosophy – in their historical context. Chapter topics include Keynes’s philosophical engagement with G. E. Moore and Franz Brentano, his correspondence, the role of his General Theory in the creation of modern macroeconomics, and the many meanings of Keynesianism. New readers will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Keynes currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Keynes.


Table of Contents:

1. A cunning purchase: the life and work of Maynard Keynes – Roger Backhouse and Bradley Bateman
2. The Keynesian revolution in economic theory – Roger Backhouse
3. Keynes and the birth of modern macroeconomics – David Laidler
4. Keynes as a Marshallian – Axel Leijonhufvud
5. Doctor Keynes: economic theory in a diagonistic science – Kevin Hoover
6. Keynes and economic policy – George Peden
7. Keynes and Cambridge – Maria Cristina Marcuzzo
8. Keynes and his correspondence – Donald Moggridge
9. Keynes and philosophers – Tiziano Raffaelli
10. Keynes and probability – Donald Gillies
11. Keynes and ethics – Thomas Baldwin
12. The art of an ethical life: Keynes and Bloomsbury – Craufurd Goodwin
13. Keynes between modernism and post modernism – Matthias Klaes
14. Keynes’s political philosophy – Samuel Brittan
15. Keynes and Keynesianism – Bradley Bateman

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