Piero Sraffa, Unorthodox Economist (1898-1983): A Biographical Essay

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Overview

Piero Sraffa's work has had a lasting impact on economic theory and yet we know surprisingly little about the man behind it. This is the first intellectual biography of Sraffa and it details his working relationship with thinkers as diverse as Gramsci, Keynes, Wittgenstein as well as discussing the genesis of his major works.

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A friend of Gramsci, a colleague of Keynes, and a correspondent of Wittgenstein, Sraffa made contributions to economics, politics, and philosophy for over 60 years. Potier discusses his intellectual evolution from his student days to his extended period as librarian at the Marshall Library of Economics in Cambridge, concluding with a discussion of the slow evolution of Sraffa's masterworks, the edition of Ricardo's Collected works and Production of commodities by means of commodities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415059596
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/24/1991
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Formative Years of a Young Economist 2. Affinities with Communism 3. First Years in Cambridge 4. The Publication of Ricardo's Collected Works and Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities

contribution to economics. (Southern Economic Journal)

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