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The Resource Adam Smith's moral philosophy : a historical and contemporary perspective on markets, law, ethics, and culture, Jerry Evensky

Adam Smith's moral philosophy : a historical and contemporary perspective on markets, law, ethics, and culture, Jerry Evensky

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Adam Smith's moral philosophy : a historical and contemporary perspective on markets, law, ethics, and culture
Title
Adam Smith's moral philosophy
Title remainder
a historical and contemporary perspective on markets, law, ethics, and culture
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Jerry Evensky
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Language
eng
Summary
Adam Smith is the best known among economists for his book, The Wealth of Nations, often viewed as the keystone of modern economic thought. For many he has become associated with a quasi-libertarian laissez-faire philosophy. Others, often heterodox economists and social philosophers, on the contrary, focus on Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, and explore his moral theory. There has been a long debate about the relationship or lack thereof between these, his two great works. This work treats these dimensions of Smith's work as elements in a seamless moral philosophical vision, demonstrating the integrated nature of these works and Smith's other writings. This book weaves Smith into a constructive critique of modern economic analysis (engaging along the way the work of Nobel Laureates Gary Becker, Amarty Sen, Douglass North, and James Buchanan) and builds bridges between that discourse and the other social sciences
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1948-
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Evensky, Jerry
Dewey number
174/.4
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Historical perspectives on modern economics
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  • Smith, Adam
  • Smith, Adam
  • Smith, Adam
  • Smith, Adam
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Teleology
  • Equality
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Adam Smith's moral philosophy : a historical and contemporary perspective on markets, law, ethics, and culture, Jerry Evensky
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index
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multicolored
Contents
Adam Smith's vision -- On human nature, social norms, co-evolution, natural selection, and the human prospect -- On the role of positive law in humankind's evolution -- On the role of religion in humankind's evolution -- On the progress of opulence, setting the scene in Book I of The wealth of nations -- The role of capital in the progress of opulence : the analysis of Book II of The wealth of nations -- An unnatural path to natural progress : Smith represents the power of his principles in Book III of The wealth of nations -- Smith on the mercantile system and the evolution of his voice : Book IV of The wealth of nations and Part VI of The theory of moral sentiments -- On the role of government : Book V of The wealth of nations -- "Chicago Smith" versus "Kirkaldy Smith" -- Toward a dynamic three-dimensional analysis -- The liberal plan and the quandary of capital -- Epilogue : on the human prospect
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ocn191853575
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1 online resource (xv, 331 pages)
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online
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9780511345302
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(OCoLC)191853575
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Adam Smith's moral philosophy : a historical and contemporary perspective on markets, law, ethics, and culture, Jerry Evensky
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Adam Smith's vision -- On human nature, social norms, co-evolution, natural selection, and the human prospect -- On the role of positive law in humankind's evolution -- On the role of religion in humankind's evolution -- On the progress of opulence, setting the scene in Book I of The wealth of nations -- The role of capital in the progress of opulence : the analysis of Book II of The wealth of nations -- An unnatural path to natural progress : Smith represents the power of his principles in Book III of The wealth of nations -- Smith on the mercantile system and the evolution of his voice : Book IV of The wealth of nations and Part VI of The theory of moral sentiments -- On the role of government : Book V of The wealth of nations -- "Chicago Smith" versus "Kirkaldy Smith" -- Toward a dynamic three-dimensional analysis -- The liberal plan and the quandary of capital -- Epilogue : on the human prospect
Control code
ocn191853575
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511345302
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191853575

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