History of Marginal Utility Theory

History of Marginal Utility Theory

by Emil Kauder


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History of Marginal Utility Theory by Emil Kauder

The author blends historical narrative with a topical approach and discusses such aspects of the theory as measurement, total value, and imputation.

Originally published in 1965.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691624341
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Acknowledgments, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. ix
  • Introduction: Object and Method, pg. xv
  • Chapter I. The Philosophical Background, pg. 3
  • Chapter II. Value-in-Use: The Forerunner of the Marginal Utility Theory, pg. 15
  • Chapter III. Marginalists before Gossen, pg. 30
  • Chapter IV. Gossen’s Synthesis, pg. 42
  • Chapter V. The Rise of Marginalism, pg. 55
  • Chapter VI. The Achievements: A Comparison of Menger, Jevons, and Walras, pg. 66
  • Chapter VII. Sources and New Ideas, pg. 81
  • Chapter VIII. Differences in Philosophy and Method, pg. 90
  • Chapter IX. The Dominant Position of the Austrian School, pg. 103
  • Chapter X. Rationality and Marginal Utility, pg. 116
  • Chapter XI. The Meaning of Utility, pg. 127
  • Chapter XII. The Law of Diminishing Utility, pg. 135
  • Chapter XIII. Diminishing Utility and Marginal Substitution, pg. 143
  • Chapter XIV. Total and Marginal Value, pg. 150
  • Chapter XV. Household Planning, pg. 161
  • Chapter XVI. Costs and Marginal Utility, pg. 168
  • Chapter XVII. Imputation-I. Menger, Boehm- Bawerk, and Harts Mayer, pg. 177
  • Chapter XVIII. Imputation-II. Wieser, von Neumann, and Morgenstern: The Mathematical Solutions, pg. 185
  • Chapter XIX. The Measuring of Utility: Development Until 1934, pg. 191
  • Chapter XX. Uncertainty and Measuring, pg. 200
  • Chapter XXI. The Contemporary Situation, pg. 221
  • Chapter XXII. The Chance of Survival, pg. 229
  • Sources and Literature, pg. 232
  • Index, pg. 237

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