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The Mind & Society by Vilfredo Pareto [Daniel Bell's copy]

The Mind & Society by Vilfredo Pareto [Daniel Bell's copy]

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The Mind and Society
Trattato di Sociologie generale
by Vilfredo Pareto
edited by Arthur Livingston
translated by Andrew Bongiorno and Arthur Livingston

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Stated first editions, 1935

Daniel Bell's copy, signed by Bell on the ffep of Volume 1.

  • Volume 1: Non-Logical Conduct
  • Volume 2: Analysis of Sentiment (Theory of Residue)
  • Volume 3: Sentiments in Thinking (Theory of Derivations)
  • Volume 4: The General Form of Society

Condition: Hardcovers; no dust jackets, cover boards have minor general wear, scuffing, edge wear, corners a bit bumped. There are a handful of pages with some limited underlining or short notes, presumably done by Bell. Endpapers show some darkening in the gutters, appears likely to be an issue with the glue the binders used originally that has discolored over time. Otherwise interiors are clean, and bindings remain secure.

wiki: "The Mind and Society (Italian: Trattato di Sociologia Generale, lit. "Treatise on General Sociology") is a 1916 book by the Italian sociologist and economist Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923). In this book Pareto presents the first sociological cycle theory, centered on the concept of an elite social class. / The Mind and Society has been named one of the most influential books ever written by Martin Seymour-Smith.

Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto (born Wilfried Fritz Pareto; 15 July 1848 – 19 August 1923) was an Italian polymath (civil engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher). He made several important contributions to economics, particularly in the study of income distribution and in the analysis of individuals' choices. He was also responsible for popularising the use of the term "elite" in social analysis. / He introduced the concept of Pareto efficiency and helped develop the field of microeconomics. He was also the first to discover that income follows a Pareto distribution, which is a power law probability distribution. The Pareto principle was named after him, and it was built on his observations that 80% of the wealth in Italy belonged to about 20% of the population. He also contributed to the fields of sociology and mathematics.

Daniel Bell (May 10, 1919 – January 25, 2011) was an American sociologist, writer, editor, and professor at Harvard University, best known for his contributions to the study of post-industrialism. He has been described as "one of the leading American intellectuals of the postwar era". His three best known works are The End of Ideology, The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, and The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism."

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