《Philosophy Bites Back》的笔记-23 Hugh Mellor on Frank Ramsey
- 章节名：23 Hugh Mellor on Frank Ramsey
- 2014-12-21 09:53:26
DE：…Ramsey, the son of a mathematician, himself became a mathematician, though his awesome intellectual talents were applied to many areas: he learnt German in next to no time, and translated Wittgenstein’s famous book, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, when he was just 19. He died seven years later, at the peak of his powers. His brother, Michael, who became the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, said Frank ‘was interested in almost everything’. … HM：He founded a branch of mathematics which is now called ‘Ramsey Theory’—don’t ask me to explain it, I don’t understand it. He founded two branches of economics—Keynes asked him to write articles in the Economics Journal. One is a theory of saving, “the study of how much of its income a nation should save, and the other is a theory of optimal taxation….
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