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Month: July 2015

  Lectures on Science, Philosophy and Art, 1907-1908 at Columbia University. A SERIES of twenty-two lectures descriptive in untechnical language of the achievements in Science, Philosophy and Art, and indicating the present status of these subjects as concepts of human knowledge, were delivered at Columbia University, during the academic year 1907-1908, by various professors chosen to represent

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The second in a two-semester “problem sequence” taught by Professor Henry Rogers Seager at Columbia. Found in the papers of John Maurice Clark. The first semester was a course on the labor problem. The field of pre-game-theory industrial organization can trace its roots to the trust problem. ________________________ ECONOMICS 106—Trust Problem.        Professor Seager. Tu. And Th. At

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In 1939-40 Milton Friedman taught the course Structure of Neo-classical Economics,  Columbia University Extension ub-171/172. The outline and reading assignments from this course were later used as a foundation for the earliest version of Friedman’s Price Theory, Economics 300A, taught in the Autumn Quarter of 1946 at the University of Chicago. In a later posting  and most recently we

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The Historical and Political Science Association of Johns Hopkins met monthly and abstracts of papers presented were published in the University Circulars. The 24 year old graduate student of Philosophy (major) and Economics (minor), Thorstein B. Veblen, presented work he did for a course taught by Richard T. Ely (Instructor in Political Economy). ___________________ PROCEEDINGS OF UNIVERSITY SOCIETIES.

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One takes the one-way translation of research work from foreign languages into English so much for granted that it is easy to forget that there was indeed a time when having your research published in German was the way to acquire international recognition. During his Wanderjahr in Europe, Adams used the opportunity to place his

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Ely’s course History of Political Economy, met twice weekly Tuesday and Friday 4 P.M. and had 26 students enrolled during the first half-year. According to the class roll (Johns Hopkins University Circulars, No. 12, December 1881, p. 157), Thorstein B. Veblen attended the class. ______________________________ COURSES IN HISTORY, INTERNATIONAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, AND POLITICAL ECONOMY, 1881-82.

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Henry Carter Adams is now in Michigan with Richard T. Ely taking over for instruction in Political Economy at Johns Hopkins. Note the graduate student in Philosophy and Political Science from Minnesota, Thorstein B. Veblen. ____________________ HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE. WORK OF THE PAST YEAR. I881-82. History and Political Science have been studied during the

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With John Cummings we saw the story of a professor who left Harvard to become a Unitarian minister. Here we see an American version of the reverse story of a young person who forsakes being/becoming a man of the cloth to ultimately become an economist (cf. Thomas Robert Malthus, Alfred Marshall…). Henry Carter Adams was

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Edward Cummings papers, ca. 1875-1926 The papers of Edward Cummings (1861-1926) contain his personal and professional correspondence, including correspondence with his longtime friend J. Estlin Carpenter and with his mentor, Edward Everett Hale. This series also contains Edward’s personal and professional papers, including records from the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Penal Aspects of Drunkenness, the

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As social scientific life evolved, economics and sociology were still swimming in the same tidal pool at the end of the 19th century, and they weren’t even the only marine life there. History and political science were an integral part of the ecosystem too. Edward Cummings of Harvard is not only interesting as a pioneer of

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