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Davis, John Bryan

Works: 79 works in 328 publications in 1 language and 7,683 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: HB103.K47, 330.156
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Bryan Davis
Most widely held works by John Bryan Davis
New economics and its history( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keynes and philosophy : essays on the origin of Keynes's thought by Bradley W Bateman( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keynes's philosophical development by John Bryan Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author begins by looking at the unpublished Apostles papers, written under the influence of the philosopher G.E. Moore. These display the tensions in Keynes's early philosophical views, and outline his philosophical concepts of the time, including the concept of intuition. Davis then shows how development and change in Keynes's philosophical thinking affected the development of his later economic thinking, and goes on to demonstrate how Keynes's later philosophy is implicit in the economic argument of The General Theory. He argues that Keynes's philosophy had by this time changed radically, that he had adjusted and revised his earlier philosophical thinking, and had abandoned the concept of intuition for the concept of convention. The author sees this as being the central idea in The General Theory, and looks at the philosophical nature of this concept of convention in detail
A companion to the history of economic thought by Warren J Samuels( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion offers a comprehensive and sophisticated exploration of the history of economic thought. It has a threefold focus: the history of economic thought; the history of economics as a discipline; and the historiography of economic thought. The essays in the first section focus on the history of economic ideas, with topics ranging from ancient, Medieval and Islamic thought, to Marxian, Utopian and post-war thought. The second section explores important historiographical topics, including the sociology of economics, methodology, exegesis and textuality. Each short essay serves as a complex introduction to the chosen topic, and gathered together they provide an extensive synthesis of the field as a whole. The volume should be a useful resource for anyone researching or studying the history of economic thought, and will also serve as a text for courses in this area
The handbook of economic methodology( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is a multidisciplinary reference work on the developing field of economic methodology. There are over 100 commissioned essays on the subject, along with biographical information. Topics covered include: analytical Marxism, bounded rationality, hysteresis, and supervenience
Individuals and identity in economics by John Bryan Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the different conceptions of the individual that have emerged in recent new approaches in economics, including behavioral economics, experimental economics, social preferences approaches, game theory, neuroeconomics, evolutionary and complexity economics, and the capability approach. These conceptions are classified according to whether they seek to revise the traditional atomist individual conception, put new emphasis on interaction and relations between individuals, account for individuals as evolving and self-organizing, and explain individuals in terms of capabilities. The method of analysis uses two identity criteria for distinguishing and re-identifying individuals to determine whether these different individual conceptions successfully identify individuals. Successful individual conceptions account for sub-personal and supra-personal bounds on single individual explanations. The former concerns the fragmentation of individuals into multiple selves; the latter concerns the dissolution of individuals into the social. The book develops an understanding of bounded individuality, seen as central to the defense of human rights"--
The theory of the individual in economics : identity and value by John Bryan Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart contain to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorise it. This superb book remedies this oversight. The new approach put forward by Davis is to pay more attention to what moral philosophy may offer us in the study of personal identity, self consciousness and will. This crosses the traditional boundaries of economics and will shed new light on the distinction between positive and normative analysis in economics. With both heterodox and orthodox economics receiving a thorough analysis from Davis, this book is at once inclusive and revealing. John Davis has produced a startlingly original book that should become essential reading for all those involved in the study of economic philosophy and methodology, but will also be of great interest to philosophers and thinkers in the social sciences
The Elgar companion to social economics by John Bryan Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together the leading contributors in the field to elucidate a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics
The social economics of health care by John Bryan Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For too long now, the issue of health care reform has been dominated by the techniques of mainstream economics and the constant application of the tools of cost-benefit analysis to an area that does not suit it. Issues such as privacy, genetic testing
The Elgar companion to economics and philosophy by J. B Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The volume collects articles surveying developments in such related fields as economic methodology, ethics, epistemology, and social ontology. Many of the articles are forward-looking, and as such constitute substantive and original (and at times provocative) contributions to the literature
The state of interpretation of Keynes by John Bryan Davis( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest in John Maynard Keynes's economic, political and philosophical thinking has undergone a tremendous revival in the last decade. The essays and comments collected in this volume were written on a set of themes representative of the current state of interpretation of Keynes's thinking. Some of the topics investigated have received much attention in the past, and some are of more recent interest. In the former category are topics on standard issues in the interpretation of Keynes's economics: the transition in Keynes's thinking from the The Treatise on Money to The General Theory, the nature of the argument in The General Theory, and Keynes's economic policy views. The latter category introduces themes of a wider nature, and includes two papers on Keynes's vision and one on Keynes's philosophical thinking. The strategy adopted in the selection of topics was to review the debates over Keynes's economics from fresh perspectives, and then go on to supply discussions of broader issues concerning the nature of Keynes as a thinker. This collection as a whole adds to our general understanding of Keynes's work, and contributes to the current revival of interest in Keynes
The social economics of human material need( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economic surplus in advanced economies( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic methodology : understanding economics as a science by Marcel Boumans( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like other sciences, the study of economics has been shaped by rigorous arguments and debates that continue to influence economists today. In this fascinating introduction, Boumans and Davis consider the scientific nature of the methods, logic, and forms of explanation that underlie economics as a discipline
The life and economics of David Ricardo by John P Henderson( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John P. Henderson's The Life and Economics of David Ricardo represents the first comprehensive personal and intellectual biography of the brilliant and influential British economist. Employing the talents of both a biographer and an economist, the author examines Ricardo's early years, his Sephardic origins and his employment in the London financial markets, as well as his later work on money and banking, international trade, economic instability and the theory of rent and value. Henderson also provides a thorough investigation of Ricardo's relationships with Thomas Robert Malthus and other classical economists. The Life and Economics of David Ricardo will be of interest not only to historians of economic thought and students of economics, but also to any economist working in the Ricardian or Classical Political Economy tradition
Global social economy : development, work and policy by John Bryan Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term, 'global economy,' has clear meaning for most people; it is associated with issues such as international trade and finance, investment and development, and the political economy of the international market economy. This volume would expand and go behind this standard economic framework by treating the term 'global social economy' as comprehending issues such as: the relation of capitalism to human flourishing; the role of international governance in the world economy; the transformation of work and use of time in internationalizing economies; cross-country developments in gender, poverty, and ageing ethics; and, economic policy issues in the international economy. Social economics concerns the way in which economic life is framed by society and social relationships. It investigates how social values views about well being, discrimination, justice, personal development, democracy, social responsibility, etc. influence and help determine economic values such as prices, incomes, rates of return, wealth, etc. The chapters in this book apply social economic analysis to issues in the international economy that are often framed in purely economic terms
Economics broadly considered : essays in honor of Warren J. Samuels( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elgar companion to recent economic methodology by John Bryan Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics methodology has traditionally been associated with logical positivism in the vein of Milton Friedman, Karl Popper, Imre Lakatos and Thomas Kuhn. However, the emergence and proliferation of new research programs in economics has stimulated many novel developments in economic methodology. This impressive Companion critically examines these advances in methodological thinking, particularly those that are associated with the new research programs which challenge standard economic methodology. Bringing together a collection of leading contributors to this new methodological thinking, the
Social capital and economics : social values, power, and social identity by Asimina Christoforou( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the same time, address long-standing, classic questions in the literature concerning the forms, determinants and consequences of social capital. Social capital can be understood in terms of social norms and networks. It manifests itself in patterns of trust, reciprocity, and cooperation. The authors argue that the degree to which and the different ways in which people exhibit these distinctively social behaviours depend on how norms and networks elicit their values, reflect power relationships, and draw on their social identities. This volume accordingly adopts a variety of different concepts and measures that incorporate the variety of contextually-specific factors that operate on social capital formation. In addition, it adopts an interdisciplinary outlook that combines a wide range of social science disciplines and methods of social research. Our objective is to challenge standard rationality theory explanations of norms and networks which overlook the role of values, power and identity. This volume appeals to researchers and students in multiple social sciences, including economics, sociology, political science, social psychology, history, public policy, and international relations that employ social capital concepts and methods in their research; be seen as a set of new extensions of social capital theory in connection with its themes of social values, power, and identity that would advance the scholarly literature on social norms and networks"
The individual in economics by John Bryan Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New economics and its history
Alternative Names
Davis, J.B.

Davis, J. B. 1947-

Davis, John

Davis, John 1947-

Davis, John 1947 June 13-

Davis, John B.

Davis, John B. 1947-

Davis, John B. (John Bryan)

Davis, John Bunnell

English (239)

Keynes and philosophy : essays on the origin of Keynes's thoughtKeynes's philosophical developmentA companion to the history of economic thoughtThe handbook of economic methodologyIndividuals and identity in economicsThe theory of the individual in economics : identity and valueThe Elgar companion to social economicsThe social economics of health care