Adam Smith

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Comprises essays on philosopher Adam Smith with the intent of supplementing, not duplicating, existing material material from readily available and well known books. Nearly all of the 24 articles (most of which are taken from periodicals) have appeared during the past 20 years, and they are more a reflection of the current state of Smith scholarship than a historical collection. Topics include ethics, jurisprudence, politics, civil society, the nature of Smith's theory, and utility, teleology and religion. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Pt. I Ethics
1 Philosophy in Moral Practice: Kant and Adam Smith 3
2 Nature and Philosophy: Adam Smith on Stoicism, Aesthetic Reconciliation, and Imagination 25
3 The Commerce of Sympathy: Adam Smith on the Emergence of Morals 53
4 Hume and Adam Smith on Justice and Utility 73
5 Two Concepts of Morality: A Distinction of Adam Smith's Ethics and its Stoic Origin 91
Pt. II Utility, Teleology and Religion
6 The Utilitarianism of Adam Smith's Policy Advice 109
7 The Theory and Practice of the Wise and Virtuous Man: Reflections on Adam Smith's Response to Hume's Deathbed Wish 129
8 Final Causes in Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments 139
Pt. III Jurisprudence
9 What Might Properly Be Called Natural Jurisprudence? 167
10 Adam Smith on Law 189
11 New Light on Adam Smith's Glasgow Lectures on Jurisprudence 211
12 Adam Smith's Jurisprudence - Between Morality and Economics 251
Pt. IV Politics
13 Liberalism, Civic Humanism, and the Case of Adam Smith 271
14 Scottish Political Economy Beyond the Civic Tradition: Government and Economic Development in the Wealth of Nations 283
15 Adam Smith's Second Thoughts: Economic Liberalism and its Unintended Consequences 315
16 Adam Ferguson, Adam Smith, and the Problem of National Defense 329
17 Adam Smith and the Liberal Tradition 359
Pt. V Civil Society
18 Women and Humanity in Scottish Enlightenment Social Thought: The Case of Adam Smith 383
19 Smith, Turgot, and the "Four Stages" Theory 411
20 Adam Smith on Feudalism, Commerce and Slavery 431
Pt. VI The Nature of Smith's Theory
21 Historicizing the "Adam Smith Problem": Conceptual, Historiographical, and Textual Issues 457
22 Rethinking Das Adam Smith Problem 489
23 Adam Smith: Scottish Moral Philosopher as Political Economist 507
24 Adam Smith's Considerations on Language 531
Name Index
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