William Stanley Jevons


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William Stanley Jevons (1 September 1835 – 13 August 1882) was a British economist and logician.

Irving Fisher described his book The Theory of Political Economy (1871) as beginning the mathematical method in economics. It made the case that economics as a science concerned with quantities is necessarily mathematical. In so doing, it expounded upon the "final" (marginal) ... more »

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  • ''Value is the most invincible and impalpable of ghosts, and comes and goes unthought of while the visible and dense matter remains as it was.''
    W. Stanley Jevons (1835-1882), British economist, logician. Investigations in Currency and Finance, pt. 2, ch. 4 (1884).
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