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    Deirdre N. McCloskey(Author)

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In this revised second edition, Deirdre McCloskey demonstrates how economic discourse employs metaphor, authority, symmetry and other rhetorical means of persuasion. ""The Rhetoric of Economics"" shows economists to be human persuaders and poets of the marketplace, even in their most technical and mathematical moods. It is further enhanced by three new chapters and two new bibliographies.

"The most thoughtful book on economics in years."--"Philadelphia Enquirer""McCloskey takes aim at the 'dismal science's' scientific pretensions in this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book."--"Washington Post""McCloskey must be credited with the singular achievement of introducing the major philosophers of the twentieth century into a discussion of the methodology of economics."--"Times Literary Supplement"

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  • PDF | 248 pages
  • Deirdre N. McCloskey(Author)
  • University of Wisconsin Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (30 April 1998)
  • English
  • 5
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By Koets on 31 August 2013

    A must read for everyone interested in Rhetoric and Society.McCloskey's book is almost 30 years old, but it did not looseany of its value. In times of financial scandals, it reads as amodern work. It makes you a very critical reader of the economic pagesof your newspaper. Also a must for every journalist.

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