The Architectonics of Léon Walras

  • Robert E. Kuenne


In that fascinating area of surmise designated ‘the sociology of knowledge’ must lie answers to more than one seeming conundrum in the dynamics of economic doctrine. One day, perhaps, we shall know how a perspicacious Ricardo could have framed a theory whose pessimism derived from the neglect of a revolution in technology so thorough-going as to be unique in the history of man. And perhaps it will explain that perverse principle of insularity which so often militates against the spread of economic ideas between the Continent, Great Britain and the United States.


Capital Good Cardinal Measurability Cash Balance Perfect Competition General Equilibrium Theory 
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© Robert E. Kuenne 1992

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  • Robert E. Kuenne
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  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA

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