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The Worldly Philosophers – Robert L. Heilbroner

Robert L. Heilbroner looks into the lives and works of some of history’s greatest thinkers – people who have shaped the course of mankind not with weaponry but with the power of revolutionary ideas. The book delves into what caused the innovation of economics, an entirely new branch of knowledge which was not in existence in the time preceding Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. The author looks not only into the central economic concepts but also sheds light into the lives and relationships of the pioneers of economic thought. He describes the development of the esteemed historical figures and the formation of their ideas in their relative social and intellectual context — and explores the ways in which they and their ideas in turn influenced the policies of elites and broader social and cultural trends.

Join us on the 19th of January 2022, 6PM at Advocata Institute as we take on this classic must-read.