Alfred Marshall: Economist 1842-1924 (Great Thinkers in by P. Groenewegen

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By P. Groenewegen

This succinct evaluation of Marshall's lifestyles and paintings as an economist units his significant fiscal contributions in standpoint, by way of his schooling, his shuttle, his instructing at Cambridge, Oxford and Bristol, his coverage perspectives as awarded to executive inquiries and his political and social critiques.

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1906, p. 135) As printed in the Sidgwick memoir, an interesting autobiographical remark is omitted from Marshall’s account. This mentioned that by 1869 or 1870, ‘I had got to know some philosophy whereas in 1867 I was quite a beginner. ’ However, by 1867 Marshall was confident enough to present a paper, an action repeated on at least three further occasions. At the same time, he gained enormously from the discussion of papers by others and from the more general discussion over dinner, after the formal discussion of the evening’s paper.

Moulton. For a year or two Sidgwick, Mozley, Clifford, Moulton and myself were the active members; and we all attended regularly. Clifford and Moulton had at that time read but little philosophy; so they kept quiet for the first half hour of the discussion; and listened Moral Sciences Apprenticeship 33 eagerly to what others, and especially Sidgwick said. Then they let their tongues loose; and the pace was tremendous. If I might have verbatim reports of a dozen of the best conversations I have heard, I should chose two or three from among those evenings in which Sidgwick and Clifford were the chief speakers.

S. S. (1906, p. 135) As printed in the Sidgwick memoir, an interesting autobiographical remark is omitted from Marshall’s account. This mentioned that by 1869 or 1870, ‘I had got to know some philosophy whereas in 1867 I was quite a beginner. ’ However, by 1867 Marshall was confident enough to present a paper, an action repeated on at least three further occasions. At the same time, he gained enormously from the discussion of papers by others and from the more general discussion over dinner, after the formal discussion of the evening’s paper.

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