The Philosophy and Economics of John Maynard Keynes


This colloquium provided an opportunity for conferees to closely analyze the philosophic and economic thought of John Maynard Keynes. Reading Keynes’s economics within the framework of his broader philosophic thought shed additional light upon how and why he diverges from classical liberal principles; it also enabled conferees to consider Keynes’s relationship to Hayek.


Conference Readings

Akerlof, George A. and Robert J. Shiller. Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Hayek, F. A. “Reflections on the Pure Theory of Money of Mr. J. M. Keynes.” Economica 11 (1931): 270-295.

Hayek, F. A. “Reflections on the Pure Theory of Money of Mr. J. M. Keynes.” Economica 12 (1931): 22-44.

Keynes, John Maynard. Essays in Persuasion. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1991.

Keynes, John Maynard. Two Memoirs: Dr. Melchior, A Defeated Enemy, and My Early Beliefs . London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1949.

Keynes, John Maynard. A Revision of the Treaty: Being a Sequel to The Economic Consequences of the Peace. London: MacMillan and Company, 1922.

Keynes, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Middletown: BN Publishing, 2008.

Keynes, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of Peace. New York: Cosimo Classics, 2005.

Keynes, John Maynard. A Treatise on Money. London: Macmillan, 1971.

Mantoux, Etienne. A Carthaginian Peace or: The Economic Consequences of Mr. Keynes. North Stratford: Ayer Company Publishers, 2000.

Moore, G. E. Principia Ethica. New York: Dover Publications, 2004.

Phelps, Edmund. “A Fruitless Clash of Economic Opposites.” Financial Times (November 2009): 1-2.

Skidelsky, Robert. John Maynard Keynes: Volume 2: The Economist as Savior, 1920-1937. New York: Penguin, 1995.