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On the History & Method of Economics (1956)

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The third collection of Knight's essays and articles, History & Method was published in the year following Knight's seventieth birthday (1956). The essays were selected and edited by William L. Letwin and Alexander J. Morin.

History & Reform focuses on one topic in Knight's corpus of work: the history and method of economics. The singularity of theme led the editors to include one essay that had been included in a previously-published collection of Knight's essays: "Statics and Dynamics," from The Ethics of Competition. All of the articles included in the volume had previously been published.

Original Publication

Knight, Frank H. 1956. On the History & Method of Economics: Selected Essays. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Subsequent Publication History
Knight, Frank H. 1963 [1956]. On the History & Method of Economics: Selected Essays. Phoenix Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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On the History & Method of Economics
Selected Essays

Contents
  • Part I
    • Economics (1951)
  • Part II
    • The Ricardian Theory of Production and Distribution (1935)
    • Historical and Theoretical Issues in the Problem of Modern Capitalism (1928)
    • The Common Sense of Political Economy (Wicksteed Reprinted) (1934)
  • Part III
    • Social Science (1941)
    • Social Causation (1943)
    • "What is Truth" in Economics? (1940)
    • Statics and Dynamics: Some Queries regarding the Mechanical Analogy in Economics (German: 1930; English: 1935)
    • The Business Cycle, Interest, and Money: A Methodological Approach (1941)
    • Salvation by Science: The Gospel According to Professor Lundberg (1947)
  • Part IV
    • The Role of Principles in Economics and Politics (1951)
    • Free Society: Its Basic Nature and Problem (1948)

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