The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith

The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith

by Knud Haakonssen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521770599

ISBN-13: 9780521770590

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although Adam Smith is best known as the founder of scientific economics and an early proponent of the modern market economy, political economy is only one part of his comprehensive intellectual system. Consisting of a theory of mind and its functions in language, arts, science and social intercourse, Smith's system was a towering contribution to the Scottish

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Although Adam Smith is best known as the founder of scientific economics and an early proponent of the modern market economy, political economy is only one part of his comprehensive intellectual system. Consisting of a theory of mind and its functions in language, arts, science and social intercourse, Smith's system was a towering contribution to the Scottish Enlightenment. This Companion provides an up-to-date examination of all aspects of Smith's thought. Collectively, the essays take into account his multiple contexts—Scottish, British, European, Atlantic, biographical, institutional, political and philosophical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521770590
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Method of citation; Introduction: the coherence of Smith's thought Knud Haakonssen; 1. Imagination: morals, science and arts Charles L. Griswold Jr; 2. Adam Smith, Belletrist Mark Salber Phillips; 3. Adam Smith's theory of language Marcelo Dascal; 4. Smith and science Christopher J. Berry; 5. Smith on ingenuity, pleasure and the imitative arts Neil De Marchi; 6. Sympathy and the impartial spectator Alexander Broadie; 7. Virtues, utility and rules Robert Shaver; 8. Adam Smith on justice, rights and law David Lieberman; 9. Self-interest and other interests Pratap Bhanu Mehta; 10. Adam Smith and history J. G .A. Pocock; 11. Adam Smith's politics Douglas Long; 12. Adam Smith's economics Emma Rothschild and Amartya Sen; 13. The legacy of Adam Smith Knud Haakonssen and Donald Winch; Bibliography; Index.

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