Worldly Philosopher

Worldly Philosopher

The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

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"Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the promise and turmoil of the Weimar era, but fled Germany when the Nazis seized power in 1933. Amid hardship and personal tragedy, he volunteered to fight against the fascists in Spain and helped many of Europe's leading artists and intellectuals escape to America after France fell to Hitler. His intellectual career led him to Paris, London, and Trieste, and to academic appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was an influential adviser to governments in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, as well as major foundations and the World Bank. Along the way, he wrote some of the most innovative and important books in economics, the social sciences, and the history of ideas. This is the first major account of Hirschman's remarkable life."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Branch Call Number: 330.092 A
Characteristics: xv, 740 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780691155678
0691155674

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