Keynes as a Writer: Three Case Studies
Should someone who is regarded as a good writer also be a clear writer, especially in subjects such as economics, philosophy and politics? This paper examines the interaction between certain of Keynes's characteristics as a writer and the clarity of his writings. Its central thesis is that lack of clarity in Keynes's writings is sometimes due to poor or careless use of language. That is to say, the underlying clarity of thought in his writings is obscured by poor word choice of laxity in the unemployment of language. To illustrate the thesis, three case studies are presented, involving passages for How to Pay for the War, the Treatise on Probability, and the General Theory.
|Date of creation:||Sep 2003|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Sydney NSW 2109|
Web page: http://www.econ.mq.edu.au/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mac:wpaper:0307. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Helen Boneham)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.