© 1991

Keynes as Philosopher-Economist

The Ninth Keynes Seminar held at the University of Kent at Canterbury, 1989

  • R. M. O’Donnell

Part of the Keynes Seminars book series (KESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Session 1

    1. A. P. Thirwall
      Pages 1-2
    2. Paul Davidson
      Pages 61-72
    3. R. M. O’Donnell
      Pages 73-77
    4. Rod O’Donnell
      Pages 78-102
    5. A. P. Thirlwall
      Pages 103-103
    6. Samuel Brittan
      Pages 124-135
    7. R. M. O’Donnell
      Pages 136-138
    8. Robert Skidelsky
      Pages 139-141
  3. Session 2

    1. Derek Crabtree
      Pages 143-143
    2. Anna Carabelli
      Pages 168-174
    3. R. M. O’Donnell
      Pages 175-178
    4. Sheila Dow
      Pages 179-182
    5. Derek Crabtree
      Pages 183-183
    6. Martin Hollis
      Pages 227-235
    7. R. M. O’Donnell
      Pages 236-240

About this book


Recently, a new area of scholarship has based itself on the fact that Keynes was a philosopher before he was an economist. It aims to provide more profound understandings of Keynes's economic writings through an examination of his philosophical contributions, particularly his Treatise on Probability and his many unpublished papers. Its central contention is that approaching Keynes simply as 'an economist' is insufficient, and that much richer viewpoints emerge when he is regarded as 'a philosopher-economist'. As this book makes clear lively debates continue, however, over how best to interpret Keynes's philosophical stances.


economic policy John Maynard Keynes Keynes

Editors and affiliations

  • R. M. O’Donnell
    • 1
  1. 1.Macquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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