Basic Problems of Philosophy
An account of four approaches to philosophy. George Berkeley and onmetaphysics and logic; David Hume's commentary on knowledge and causality, or material cause and effect; Immanuel Kant's metaphysical epistemology, and philosophy of John Stuart Mill's essay, "On Liberty."
ADAM SMITH'S WAGE THEORY.
Examines major concepts of 20th Cent. Scottish economist (labor, price & allocation, growth) & his influence on other theorists.
Marxism and Sartre
A Marxist critique of the Existentialist philosophy of Jean Paul Satre and the notion of historical materialism. The theory of Marxist criticism that views human history as economic history.
THEORIES OF ALFRED MARSHALL & JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES.
Examines Marshall's contributions to Keynesian theory: concept of expectations, monetary theory, quantity of money, liquidity preference; impact of theories of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill & others.
Compares the early 19th century formulation of individualistic, laissez-faire philosophy now known as Classical Liberalism with the intrusive, big government version that appeared in the late 19th century alongside.
John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx
John Stuart Mill’s liberal views on individual freedom are compared to the views of Karl Marx on freedom and social class offered in the “Communist Manifesto.” A conclusion addresses whether or not Marx analysis is a valid counter to Mill’s more liberal view of the concept.