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Joseph Alois Schumpeter : the public life of a private man /
Wolfgang F. Stolper.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1994.
xx, 400p. ; 25 cm.
0691043051 (acid-free)
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Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1994.
0691043051 (acid-free)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-388) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1995-01:
Stolper's biography of Schumpeter adds considerably to our knowledge of this important figure in the history of economics, supplementing recent work by Richard Swedberg (Schumpeter: A Biography, CH, Jul'92), Robert Loring Allen (Opening Doors: The Life and Work of Joseph Schumpeter, 1990), and Eduard M"arz (Joseph Schumpeter: Scholar, Teacher, and Politician, CH, Jun'92). Stolper views Schumpeter's life and work in a highly favorable light, which is understandable perhaps given the personal and professional connections between biographer and subject. This author's insightful study of Schumpeter more than makes up for what some will view as a possible lack of objectivity. Stolper's access to original letters and documents allows him to shed new light on some previously uncertain issues. For this reader, perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book was Stolper's relatively successful attempt to link Schumpeter's theories with modern chaos theory. It does seem that Schumpeter anticipated some of these ideas, a fact that leads one to reexamine his ideas, which is just what a biography should do. Upper-division undergraduate through faculty. M. Veseth; University of Puget Sound
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