Sense and sensibility
“Valuation is expectation and expectation is imagination.”
—George Shackle, Epistemics and Economics (1972)
Mr. Joshua Clover reminds his readers of the power of sensibility and imagination in the life of the mind, in the very notion of committed inquiry. If we wish to explore further as to Mr. Clover’s intellectual precursors, the name of Richard Bronk and his book The Romantic Economist, which supplies the opening quotation to my letter, is a place to begin. To read Mr. Clover’s elegant literary essay is no longer to experience economic thought apart from the human world but as integrated into the totality of the human experience, manifested in a literary essay of depth, breadth and eloquence.
Stephen K. Mack
San Diego, CA
Apr 16 2011 - 11:23am