Donald Winch completes the intellectual history of political economy begun in Riches and Poverty (1996). A major theme addressed in both volumes is the 'bitter argument between economists and human beings' provoked by Britain's industrial revolution. Winch takes the argument from Mill's contributions to the 'condition-of-England' debate in 1848 through to the work on economic wellbeing of Alfred Marshall. The writings of major figures of the period are examined in a sequence of interlinked essays that ends with consideration of the twentieth-century fate of the debate between utilitarians and romantics in the hands of Leavis, Williams and Thompson. Donald Winch is one of Britain's most distinguished historians of ideas, and Wealth and Life brings to fruition a long-standing interest in the history of those intellectual pursuits that have shaped the understanding of Britain as an industrial society, and continue to influence cultural responses to the moral questions posed by economic life.
Author: Donald Winch Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 02/26/2009 Pages: 440 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.55lbs Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.90d ISBN: 9780521715393
About the Author Winch, Donald: - Donald Winch is Emeritus Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex and a Fellow of the British Academy.