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More Heat than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature's Economics (Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics)

 
 
 
 
More Heat than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature's Economics (Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics)
Author: Philip Mirowski
ISBN 13: 9780521426893
ISBN 10: 521426898
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1991-11-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $54.99
 
 

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.