Adam Smith and Economic Science: A Methodological Reinterpretation

Adam Smith and Economic Science: A Methodological Reinterpretation

by Jan Peil
     
 

ISBN-10: 1858989191

ISBN-13: 9781858989198

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

"Jan Peil's book aims to provide a new model for interpreting Smith's contribution to economic science." "This model elucidates Smith's vision of the free market economy by placing it in the historical circumstances of the time. In discussing Smith's economics, the author clearly focuses on the question: why should we re-read Smith and according to which model of…  See more details below

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"Jan Peil's book aims to provide a new model for interpreting Smith's contribution to economic science." "This model elucidates Smith's vision of the free market economy by placing it in the historical circumstances of the time. In discussing Smith's economics, the author clearly focuses on the question: why should we re-read Smith and according to which model of interpretation? Finally, he discusses the relevance of reinterpreting Smith's economics as part of moral philosophy for today's debate on the principles of economics." "This book will be of great interest to historians of economic thought and political economy, scholars and students of the philosophy and methodology of economics and all those interested in Adam Smith and his relevance for economics today."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858989198
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.12(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
IAn Adam Smith Renaissance Anno 19761
IIA Contextual Approach to The Wealth of Nations37
IIIMutual Sympathy and Commerce82
IVThe Invisible Hand and Mutual Sympathy114
VAdam Smith and the Crisis of Modern Economics157
Bibliography178
Index of Names200
Index of Subjects203

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