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  • History
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Modern European intellectual history
  • History of capitalism
  • Jerry Muller’s  books, articles, and current research are on the border between history, social science, philosophy, and public policy. He writes and teaches about a variety of historical and contemporary subjects, including capitalism; nationalism; conservatism; the history of social, political, economic, and religious thought; and modern German and Jewish history.

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    Selected Publications

    • Professor of Apocalypse

      Professor of Apocalypse

      Jerry Z. Muller, Professor of Apocalypse: The Many Lives of Jacob Taubes (Princeton University Press, 2022)

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    • The Tyranny of Metrics

      The Tyranny of Metrics

      Jerry Z. Muller, The Tyranny of Metrics (Princeton University Press, 2018)

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    • Capitalism and the Jews

      Capitalism and the Jews

      Jerry Z. Muller, Capitalism and the Jews (Princeton University Press, 2010)

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    • The Mind and the Market

      The Mind and the Market

      Jerry Z. Muller, The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought (Knopf, 2002)

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    • Conservatism: An Anthology

      Conservatism: An Anthology

      Jerry Z. Muller, Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present (Princeton University Press, 1997)

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    • Adam Smith in His Time and Ours

      Adam Smith in His Time and Ours

      Jerry Z. Muller, Adam Smith in His Time and Ours: Designing the Decent Society (The Free Press, 1993)

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    • The Other God that Failed

      The Other God that Failed

      Jerry Z. Muller, The Other God that Failed: Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism (Princeton University Press, 1987)

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    Lecture Series: The Great Courses



    Thinking about Capitalism

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