05 December 2017

Cents and Sensibility: What Economics can Learn from the Humanities

Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro
2017, Princeton University Press, 320 pages,
ISBN 9780691176680

Reviewer: Richard Bronk, London School of Economics and Political Science

Ever since J.S Mill argued that Bentham and Coleridge were archetypes of complementary half-truths, and C.P. Snow lamented two cultures divided by a ‘gulf of mutual incomprehension’, there have been periodic attempts to show how social scientists (and economists in particular) can enrich their understanding by engaging in a dialogue with the humanities. Cents and Sensibility is an engaging…

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