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Otto Neurath Economic Writings Selections 1904–1945


Part of the Vienna Circle Collection book series (VICC, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Neurath’s Economics in Critical Context

  3. Studies in Ancient and Modern Economic History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Otto Neurath
      Pages 111-119
    3. Otto Neurath
      Pages 120-152
    4. Otto Neurath
      Pages 153-199
  4. Early Contributions to the Theory of Economics and Social Science

  5. Socialisation Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Otto Neurath
      Pages 345-370
    3. Otto Neurath
      Pages 371-404
    4. Otto Neurath
      Pages 405-465
  6. Economics and Social Science in Unified Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473

About this book


This book makes available for the first time in English a substantial part of Otto Neurath's economic writings. The essays and small monographs translated here extend from his student years to his last ever finished piece. They chart not only Neurath's varied interests in the economic history of antiquity, in war economics and schemes for the socialisation of peacetime economies, in the theory of welfare measures and social indicators and in issues of the theory of collective choice, but also show his philosophical interests emerging in his contributions to seminal debates of the German Social Policy Association. This volume shows that Neurath's important contributions to the socialist calculation debate are but one aspect of a many-sided and original oeuvre. The translations are preceded by an introductory essay by one of the editors which contextualises the selections by locating them in the various debates of the time that provided their original setting.

This book is of interest to economists, philosophers of social science and of economics as well as to historians of philosophy of science and of analytic philosophy.


Economic history economic theory organization policy productivity social policy socialisation utility welfare

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Boston UniversityUSA

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