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Vilfredo Pareto: An Intellectual Biography Volume II

The Illusions and Disillusions of Liberty (1891–1898)

  • Examines Pareto's role in teaching political economy and other issues of applied political economy

  • Reviews Pareto's early contributions to pure economics, welfare, equilibrium theory, monetary circulation, sociological-ideological thought, income law and private property

  • Analyses the first critical success of Pareto


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 93-128
  3. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 129-140
  4. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 141-156
  5. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 181-200
  6. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 201-220
  7. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 221-235
  8. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 261-271
  9. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 273-283
  10. Fiorenzo Mornati
    Pages 285-309
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 311-319

About this book


This three volume series of intellectual biography considers the life, work and impact on economic, social and political theory of the Italian economist, sociologist and political scientist Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923).

This second volume follows Pareto from his time teaching at Lausanne to the juncture in his life where he first began to make theoretical contributions of his own. Mornati considers Pareto’s work on pure economics, general equilibrium, welfare economics and the economic case for socialism, as well as his critical observations of Italian and Swiss public policy.

Fiorenzo Mornati is Associate Professor in History of Economic Thought at the University of Turin, Italy. 


Vilfredo Pareto History of economic thought Pareto principle Pareto efficiency Economic theory Economic sociology Economic philosophy Teaching of political economy Economic crisis Italian socialist party Italian radical party Pure economics Economic methodology General economic equilibrium Walrasian general equilibrium Welfare economics Theory of international trade Latin Monetary Union Economic Theory of Socialism Analytical Implications of Income Law

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and StatisticsUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

About the authors

Fiorenzo Mornati is Associate Professor in History of Economic Thought at the University of Turin, Italy. 

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