Our online shop is open! National and international shipping are operational.
For more information please click here

PARETO, Vilfredo.

Programme d'économie politique.

H. Vallotton, Guex & Cie., Lausanne , [1896] Stock Code: 118576
£1,750.00
Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

A short pamphlet detailing the schedule and recommended reading for Pareto's 1896 Lausanne lecture series on political economy, later annotated with page numbers referring to Pareto's first major work and the compilation of his lecture notes, Cours d'économie politique, first published in two volumes from 1896 to 1897. The series comprised 16 lectures and covered weekly topics such as bimetallism, economic crises, Gresham's law, monopolies, and the economic effects of Marx's collectivisation; with reference to works by Malthus, Owen, Proudhon, Ricardo, and Smith, among others.
Despite a a clash of temperaments, and disagreement on many economic issues, Walras recommended Pareto as his successor to the chair of political economy at the University of Lausanne, and Pareto took the position permanently in 1894. "In one of his letters Pareto wrote: 'the worthy Walras has ended up with only six students at his lectures. The Department of Education was afraid that I would give lectures which could only be understood by a handful of people'. (Letters, Vol. I, p. 162) In 1893 he had 56 students and all reports show that he was an excellent teacher" (Cirillo, p. 26). "As to the capacity of his students, he frequently complains, as for example in the letter of 3 June 1896: 'Just imagine! My students of mathematics do not know a thing, and they have no wish to know much about economics. Only what is needed for the examination, and not a whit more! The producer must furnish the goods which the consumer wants' (Vol. I, 209). 'The teaching of economics in the Faculty of Lausanne can only be very elementary. In a high school of social sciences, the real science of economics could be taught. You will have received my programme. It is very elementary, and yet even that is too much for my students!' (Vol. I, 211, 9 June 1896)" (Wood & McLure, p. 165). Keen to retire from teaching so that he could focus on his writing, Pareto handed over the main bulk of his lecturing responsibilities to a student of his, Vittorio Racca, in June 1900. He did not manage to leave entirely, however, and was persuaded to deliver weekly lectures until he finally retired in 1907.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo, pp. 16. Unbound, wire-stitched.

Condition

Neat pen and pencil annotations to contents. Evenly browned, upper corner of first leaf cut away, a little light dampstain to pp. 9-12, two small tears to upper edge of final leaf, a very good copy.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book