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The Resource On Adam Smith's Wealth of nations : a philosophical companion, Samuel Fleischacker, (electronic resource)

On Adam Smith's Wealth of nations : a philosophical companion, Samuel Fleischacker, (electronic resource)

Label
On Adam Smith's Wealth of nations : a philosophical companion
Title
On Adam Smith's Wealth of nations
Title remainder
a philosophical companion
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Fleischacker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adam Smith was a philosopher before he ever wrote about economics, yet until now there has never been a philosophical commentary on the Wealth of Nations. Samuel Fleischacker suggests that Smith's vastly influential treatise on economics can be better understood if placed in the light of his epistemology, philosophy of science, and moral theory. He lays out the relevance of these aspects of Smith's thought to specific themes in the Wealth of Nations, arguing, among other things, that Smith regards social science as an extension of common sense rather than as a discipline to be approached mathematically, that he has moral as well as pragmatic reasons for approving of capitalism, and that he has an unusually strong belief in human equality that leads him to anticipate, if not quite endorse, the modern doctrine of distributive justice
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Fleischacker, Samuel,
Dewey number
330.153
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Smith, Adam
  • Smith, Adam
  • Economics
  • Ethics
Label
On Adam Smith's Wealth of nations : a philosophical companion, Samuel Fleischacker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
other
Contents
pt. 1. Methodology -- pt. 2. Human nature -- pt. 3. Foundations of economics -- pt. 4. Justice -- pt. 5. Politics
Control code
ocn463077114
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access available to onsite users at SLQ, e-services members and Queensland public library (QPL) account holders
Isbn
9781400826056
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)463077114
Label
On Adam Smith's Wealth of nations : a philosophical companion, Samuel Fleischacker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
other
Contents
pt. 1. Methodology -- pt. 2. Human nature -- pt. 3. Foundations of economics -- pt. 4. Justice -- pt. 5. Politics
Control code
ocn463077114
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access available to onsite users at SLQ, e-services members and Queensland public library (QPL) account holders
Isbn
9781400826056
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)463077114

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