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Adam Smith's Lost Legacy
     

Adam Smith's Lost Legacy

by G. Kennedy
 
In this accessible book, Gavin Kennedy takes a fresh look at Adam Smith's moral philosophy and its links to his political economy and his lectures on Jurisprudence. The book provides a new analysis of Wealth of Nations , and argues that Adam Smith's intellectual legacy was completely transformed in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries by economists pursuing

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In this accessible book, Gavin Kennedy takes a fresh look at Adam Smith's moral philosophy and its links to his political economy and his lectures on Jurisprudence. The book provides a new analysis of Wealth of Nations , and argues that Adam Smith's intellectual legacy was completely transformed in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries by economists pursuing different agendas, to create ideas and policies that Smith did not advocate. It also provides a new explanation for the main mysteries about Smith's later life.

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'A fresh look at Smith's moral philosophy, its links to his political economy and his lectures on jurisprudence.' - The Scots Magazine

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ISBN-13:
9781403947895
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/21/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Gavin Kennedy is Professor and Director of Contracts at Edinburgh Business School, Herio-Watt University.

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