The Resource Arts, Sciences, and Economics : A Historical Safari, by Tönu Puu, (electronic resource)

Arts, Sciences, and Economics : A Historical Safari, by Tönu Puu, (electronic resource)

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Arts, Sciences, and Economics : A Historical Safari
Title
Arts, Sciences, and Economics
Title remainder
A Historical Safari
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by Tönu Puu
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Language
eng
Summary
This book deals with the economic aspects of changing attitudes in arts and sciences. The effects of the public good character of culture, along with the very long production period and lifetime for its products, are emphasized, since both contribute to the failure of normal market solutions. Embodiment of ideas, and the consequences of modern reproduction technology for protection of property rights are closely examined. The evolution within arts and sciences, which often seems to return to previously scrapped ideals, is illustrated by detailed case studies, in which the importance of changing tastes, rather than progress proper, is emphasized. The author attempts an understanding for this using Darwinian evolution in combination with modern mathematical complexity theory, expressed in terms accessible to the general reader. The second edition is extended and updated especially as regards the illustration material. “Professor Puu (...) introduces a fourth approach [to cultural economics]. (...) working it like a triangle, Arts, Sciences and Economics is, in a sense, inductive in nature. An observation made in one of the arts or the natural & engineering sciences (henceforth ‘sciences’) or economics is extended to cover the other two points of the triangle. The temporal plane of this triangle covers the pre-Renaissance to the 21st century with a special and loving emphasis on the Baroque.(...) Professor Puu’s method reminds me of Pascal’s Pensées (...), it also reminds me of Goethe (...) Unlike Goethe, however, the ‘certain order’ achieved by Professor Puu is mathematical rather than intuitive or aesthetic in nature. Underpinning the text is the correlation between Arts, Sciences and Economics through mathematics. And mathematics covers the waterfront from probability to chaos theory (...) This underpinning does, however, reveal Professor Puu as having a very well developed mathematical mind (...). Similarly, his cultural and historical erudition cannot be faulted but rather must be praised. The text is rich in example. (...) This book is not a narrative with a beginning, middle and end. It is Professor Puu’s Pensées. (...) Calculatory rationalism is not the only tool of economics. Arguably, this is one implication of the term ‘knowledge-based economy’. To such an economy, however, Professor Puu has made a most valuable and fascinating contribution.“(...) Harry Hillman Chartrand, Book Review in Journal of Cultural Economics, vol. 31, number 1, 2007
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Puu, Tönu
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0
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HB71-74
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non fiction
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  • Economics
  • Science
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Economics/Management Science
  • Economics general
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Arts
  • Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
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Arts, Sciences, and Economics : A Historical Safari, by Tönu Puu, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture and Civilization -- Public Goods -- Patronage -- Changing Attitudes -- Evolution in Science -- Perfection in Art -- Modelling Evolution Through Structural Change
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2015.
Extent
XXIV, 189 p. 80 illus., 53 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783662441305
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-662-44130-5
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-662-44130-5
Label
Arts, Sciences, and Economics : A Historical Safari, by Tönu Puu, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture and Civilization -- Public Goods -- Patronage -- Changing Attitudes -- Evolution in Science -- Perfection in Art -- Modelling Evolution Through Structural Change
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2015.
Extent
XXIV, 189 p. 80 illus., 53 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783662441305
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-662-44130-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-662-44130-5

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