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Davis, John Bryan

Works: 95 works in 405 publications in 2 languages and 9,123 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Photographer, Contributor
Classifications: HB103.K47, 330.156
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Most widely held works about John Bryan Davis
Most widely held works by John Bryan Davis
Keynes and philosophy : essays on the origin of Keynes's thought by Bradley W Bateman( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the history of economic thought by Warren J Samuels( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 405 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
Keynes's philosophical development by John Bryan Davis( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 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The author begins by looking at the unpublished Apostles papers, written under the influence of the philosopher G.E. Moore.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
The handbook of economic methodology( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 346 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 )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 322 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"--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Elgar companion to social economics by John Bryan Davis( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 321 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 theory of the individual in economics : identity and value by John Bryan Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorise it. This superb book remedies this oversight
The social economics of health care by John Bryan Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 254 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 John Bryan Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 248 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 )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 240 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 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like other sciences, the study of economics has been shaped by rigorous arguments and debates that continue to influence economists. In this fascinating introduction, the authors consider the scientific nature of the methods, logic, and forms of explanation that underlie economics as a discipline
The Economic surplus in advanced economies( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 139 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 authors explain how it differs from past and point towards further concerns and future issues. The recent research programs explored include behavioral and experimental economics, neuroeconomics, new welfare theory, happiness and subjective well-being research, geographical economics, complexity and computational economics, agent-based modeling, evolutionary thinking, macroeconomics and Keynesianism after the crisis, and new thinking about the status of the economics profession and role of the media in economics. This important compendium will prove invaluable for researchers and postgraduate students of economic methodology and the philosophy of economics. Practitioners in the vanguard of new economic thinking will also find plenty of useful information in this path-breaking book
Economics broadly considered : essays in honor of Warren J. Samuels( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health care economics by John Bryan Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The analytical approach of standard health economics has so far failed to sufficiently account for the nature of care. This has important ramifications for the analysis and valuation of care, and therefore for the pattern of health and medical care provision. This book sets out an alternative approach, which places care at the center of an economics of health, showing how essential it is that care is appropriately recognized in policy as a means of enhancing the dignity of the individual. Whereas traditional health economics has tended to eschew value issues, this book embraces them, introducing care as a normative element at the center of theoretical analysis. Drawing upon care theory from feminist works, philosophy, nursing and medicine, and political economy, the authors develop a health care economics with a moral basis in health care systems. In providing deeper insights into the nature of care and caring, this book seeks to redress the shortcomings of the standard approach and contribute to the development of a more person-based approach to health and medical care in economics. Health Care Economics will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students in health economics, heterodox economists, and those interested in health and medical care."--Back cover
The individual in economics by John Bryan Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Keynes and philosophy : essays on the origin of Keynes's thought
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., 1947- (John Bryan)

Davis, John B. (John Bryan)

Davis, John Bryan 1947-

Davis, John Bunnell

John Bryan Davis economist (Marquette University; Universiteit van Amsterdam; Tinbergen Instituut)

John Bryan Davis Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (Prof. für Wirtschaft an der Marquette Univ. (1991/2003), Prof. für Wirtschaftsgeschichte u. -philosophie an der Univ. Amsterdam (2003))

English (236)

Dutch (2)

A companion to the history of economic thoughtKeynes's philosophical developmentThe handbook of economic methodologyIndividuals and identity in economicsThe Elgar companion to social economicsThe theory of the individual in economics : identity and valueThe social economics of health careThe Elgar companion to economics and philosophy