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The Theory of Political Economy (1879)

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This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1911 edition by Macmillan and Co., London.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1871)
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Timothy
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A classic. Extremely clear. A lot of fun, too.

I read a later edition, I think — the one with the extensive foreword covering Jevons's precursors in mathematical and marginalist economics.

Jevons's term for marginal utility was "final degree of utility."
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William Stanley Jevons, LL.D., MA, FRS was an English economist and logician.

Irving Fisher described Jevons' book A General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy (1862) as the start of the mathematical method in economics. It made the case that economics as a science concerned with quantities is necessarily mathematical. In so doing, it expounded upon the "final" (marginal) utility theory of va
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