EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Ties between The Treatise on Probability and the General Theory: a critical examination

Nicolas Piluso ()

Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, 2015, issue 68, 33-60

Abstract: From the 80s, some economists believe that the Keynesian Treatise of Probability is a key element of the “fundamentalist” approach based on uncertainty. According to them, there is a complementary relationship between the Treatise and the General Theory. However, such a radical project based on the Treatise of Probability has never succeeded, although it is found in the developments of Chapter 12 of the General Theory. We are trying to understand firstly what motivated the birth of such a point of view, and secondly why this project has not been developed as some French economists had announced. We show that the object of analysis of the Treatise covers a different type of uncertainty that the General Theory.

Keywords: Trust; convention; uncertainty; forecasts; probabilities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.cairn.info/revue-cahiers-d-economie-politique.htm (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cpo:journl:y:2015:i:68:p:33-60

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
142 rue du faubourg Saint-Martin. 75010 Paris, France.

Access Statistics for this article

Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy is currently edited by Claire Pignol

More articles in Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy from L'Harmattan
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Carlos Andrés Vasco Correa ().

 
Page updated 2019-01-12
Handle: RePEc:cpo:journl:y:2015:i:68:p:33-60