John Maynard Keynes: Artist, philosopher, economist

Roger E. Backhouse*, Bradley W. Bateman

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In this paper, we argue that there is a strong case for considering Keynes, not as an economic scientist in the modern sense of the term, but as a philosopher-economist comparable with Hume, Smith, Mill, and Sidgwick. Although he took his technical economics from Marshall, the use he made of it, and the system he created was impossible to understand apart from his role in the Bloomsbury group, whose values he shared and helped to forge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalAtlantic Economic Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


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