Reflections on Keynes's Essays in Biography

16 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2016 Last revised: 1 Nov 2016

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G.C. Harcourt

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics

Date Written: September 25, 2016

Abstract

Keynes originally published his Essays in Biography in 1933. After his death, Rupert Hart-Davies reprinted the volume, adding, with the help of Sir Geoffrey Keynes (Keynes’s brother), “three of the more important of Keynes’s later writings – the essays on … Jevons and Newton and his charming biography of Mary Marshall” (xv). The editors of the Collected Writings re-published the essays in 1972 as volume X, adding two previously unpublished but extremely important essays: “Melchior: a defeated enemy” and “My early beliefs”.

Keywords: Keynes, Versailles, King's, Lives of Economists and Scientists, Life Philosophy

JEL Classification: B10, B31, A31

Suggested Citation

Harcourt, G.C., Reflections on Keynes's Essays in Biography (September 25, 2016). UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2016-10A. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2843327 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2843327

G.C. Harcourt (Contact Author)

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics ( email )

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Sydney, NSW 2052
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