More Heat Than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature's Economics

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 29, 1991 - Business & Economics - 450 pages
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This is a history of how physics has drawn some inspiration from economics and how economics has sought to emulate physics, especially with regard to the theory of value. The author traces the development of the energy concept in Western physics and its subsequent effect on the invention and promulgation of neoclassical economics, the modern orthodox theory.
  

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Contents

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IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
26
IX
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X
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XXXVII
210
XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XLV
270
XLVI
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XLVII
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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L
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LI
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LII
327
LIII
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LIV
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LV
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LVI
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LVII
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LVIII
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LIX
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LX
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LXI
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LXII
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LXIII
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LXIV
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LXV
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LXVI
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LXVII
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LXVIII
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About the author (1991)

Mirowski is Carl E. Koch Professor of Economics and the History of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

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