Thursday, September 15, 2011

Shapiro on Classical to Neoclassical Utilitarianism

Ian Shapiro of Yale University gives a lecture below on neoclassical utilitarianism and how it relates to the foundations of neoclassical theory, such as indifference curves, transitivity, etc. A very informative talk. For a critique of the neoclassical concepts involved, see Steve Keen’s Debunking Economics (2001).


Keen, S. 2001. Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences, Zed Books, New York and London.


  1. Today I received the 2nd edition of the Keen's book. Looking forward to going through it and seeing what he added

  2. I am looking forward to seeing it too.