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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 16–43.
Published: 01 December 2016
... accounting for two Victorians, George Eliot and William Stanley Jevons, in more detail. The philosopher of mind Alexander Bain recommended the use of mercantile accounting tools, Benjamin Franklin's moral algebra in particular, to harness the mind against emotional and myopic decision making. Bain's...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 335–346.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., 17–19, influence on Eliot, 35–36, 38 40–41 influence on Jevons, 2, 18, 35–36 and morality, 19, 21, 31–34 mind, theories of, 32–33 (See also moral algebra) and moral algebra, 33, 35, 36–40 and the self, 24–26, 31...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (1): 119–150.
Published: 01 March 2015
... du calcul aux sciences politiques et morales, “to arithmetic, geometry or analysis because these terms refer to particular areas of mathematics or to one of the methods it uses, whereas we are concerned with the application of algebra, geometry or arithmetic, and with applications in which all...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 277–302.
Published: 01 December 2001
...). Bentham’s balancing process, however, fell short in providing a gen- uine mechanism. This can be illustrated with a similar balancing proce- dure found in Benjamin Franklin’s so-called Moral Algebra. In a letter to Joseph Priestley, Franklin had described his method of making difficult decisions...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (3): 337–353.
Published: 01 September 1985
... that both Cairnes and Jevons were quite hostile to the work of Comte. 33. These similarities were recognized by both Jevons and Cairnes; see Jevons, Papers, 4: 113. In 1875 Jevons set an examination question on Cairnes’ methodology for the Cam- bridge Moral Sciences Tripos, a sign of his...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... connotes both sensible but also morally responsible. Benjamin Franklin, a most assiduous eighteenth- century user of diaries and planners and, more important, a publisher of almanacs, thought of his way to structure decision making as a sort of moral algebra. Good decision making is part of being...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (1): 133–154.
Published: 01 March 1986
...” (letter of 27 November 1783). In the same letter Daniel advised that, in studying Algebra, Robert should not neglect his geometry. His letter of 5 January 1784 shows that he assisted Malthus to obtain not only the books which Malthus had asked for, but also others which he thought Malthus should...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (Suppl_1): 309–337.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Edith Dudley Sylla Duke University Press 2003 Alessandro di Alessandria. 1960 . Tractatus de Usuris . In Veraja 1960. al-Khwarizmi. 1986 . The Algebra of Mohammed ben Musa . Edited and translated by Frederic Rosen. Hildesheim:Olms. Aquinas, Thomas. 1976 . Liber de sortibus...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (3): 531–545.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- fusion about algebra and probability as well as about options and futures or bonds. 1. The Diffi cult Distinction between “Vernacular” Economics and “Academic” Economics 1.1. “Vernacular” Economics and “Academic” Economics in Nineteenth-Century France Toward the end of the nineteenth century...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (4): 681–683.
Published: 01 November 1985
...-and still call it his. of the Malthus for whom “natural and moral evil are the instruments employed by the Deity in admonishing us to avoid any mode of conduct which is not suited to our being, and will consequently injure our happiness A similar problem arises with the following chapter...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (4): 685–726.
Published: 01 November 2002
... . A Table of the Springs of Action: Shewing the Several Species of Pleasures and Pain... London: R. and A. Taylor. Repr. London: Hunter, 1817. ____. 1823 . An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation . 2 vols. Rev. ed. London:Pickering. Black, R. D. C. 1962 . W. S. Jevons...
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History of Political Economy (1969) 1 (1): 19–43.
Published: 01 March 1969
... Indeed, Isnard’s scattered algebraic and arith- metic arguments are embedded in the running lines of text and nowhere stand out typographically. They are buried in some 25 pages out of a total of 665 pages of otherwise tedious, prolix, and turgid prose that make up the two volumes. If one...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 April 2021
... number of economists who made algebra their favorite language for economic reasoning. Samuelson this time with his Foundations of Economics Analysis (1947) undermined whatever expectations Boulding might have entertained regarding the role of topol- ogy-based visualization in economic reasoning...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (1): 138–139.
Published: 01 March 1982
... values. (This is in general an algebraic impossibility; one can have either of these equations, but not both.) Chapter 6 is on the present capitalist crisis, with little attention to what non-Marxists have to offer about it. This crisis is sup- posed to be hopeless and incurable. Similar...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (4): 643–677.
Published: 01 November 2007
... changed from time to time.” Lloyd developed his algebraic political economy, not from earlier developments in statistics and political arithmetic, but from the amalgamation of practical military experience and a mechanistic moral philosophy informed by Helvétius and elabo- rated on by Verri...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (3): 609–626.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and moral philosophy (Hollander 1985, 153–58, 641–45). According to Chipman (1965, 492), “Mill’s acknowledgement to Thornton seems like a curious afterthought—a bouquet to a close friend.” A referee has made the interesting suggestion that the “intelligent criticismsofmy friend Mr. William Thornton...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (1): 107–126.
Published: 01 March 1987
... to the second, third and fourth editions ot' TPE. The 1870 paper was listed in the first edition ( 1871. 17) under "Previous Attempts to employ Mathematical Language in the Moral Sciences." 2. In his I87 I paper. after a summary of his previous graphic representation of demand and supply functions...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (4): 691–702.
Published: 01 November 1996
..., mineralogy, and moral philosophy at Cambridge University. He produced four papers on math- ematical economics that were read before the Cambridge Philosophical Society and a collection of some of his lectures on political economy. In his 1831 paper, Whewell bases the whole of his argument...
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History of Political Economy (1973) 5 (2): 339–358.
Published: 01 June 1973
... been made by Mill,25 but in that an algebraic formula-the only one in the whole book-is presented, repeatedly, to prove this result : x = s/y, where x is the money value of transactions conducted in a certain period of time, and y is the average velocity of circulation (pp. 14748).26As...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (4): 818–819.
Published: 01 November 2002
... conference volume. Those unhappy with modern eco- nomic theory and looking for moral support will find it enjoyable reading. Richard A. Kleer, University of Regina Exciting the Industry of Mankind: George Berkeley’s Philosophy of Money. By Constantine George...