Edited by Robert W. Dimand and Harald Hagemann
Chapter 28: Essays in Biography
The entry consists of reflections on Keynes’s Essays in Biography. Keynes originally published his Essays in Biography in 1933. After his death, Rupert Hart-Davies reprinted the volume, adding, with the help of Sir Geoffrey Keynes (Keynes’s brother), “three of the more important of Keynes’s later writings – the essays on … Jevons and Newton and his charming biography of Mary Marshall”. The editors of the Collected Writings republished the essays in 1972 as volume X, adding two previously unpublished but extremely important essays: “Melchior: a defeated enemy” and “My early beliefs”. Special emphasis is given to the essays on Alfred Marshall and Frank Ramsey.
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