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The Life of Adam Smith / Edition 2
     

The Life of Adam Smith / Edition 2

by Ian Simpson Ross
 

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ISBN-10: 0199550034

ISBN-13: 9780199550036

Pub. Date: 11/19/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This new edition of The Life of Adam Smith remains the only book to give a full account of Smith's life whilst also placing his work into the context of his life and times. Updated to include new scholarship which has recently come to light, this full-scale biography of Adam Smith examines the personality, career, and social and intellectual circumstances of the

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This new edition of The Life of Adam Smith remains the only book to give a full account of Smith's life whilst also placing his work into the context of his life and times. Updated to include new scholarship which has recently come to light, this full-scale biography of Adam Smith examines the personality, career, and social and intellectual circumstances of the Scottish moral philosopher regarded as the founder of scientific economics, whose legacy of thought —most notably about the free market and the role of the state—concerns us all. Ian Simpson Ross draws on correspondence, archival documents, the reports of contemporaries, and the record of Smith's publications to fashion a lively account of Adam Smith as a man of letters, moralist, historian, and critic, as well as an economist. Supported with full scholarly apparatus for students and academics, the book also offers 20 halftone illustrations representing Smith and the world in which he lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199550036
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
395,978
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Kirkcaldy
2. Boyhood
3. Glasgow
4. The Never to be Forgotten Hutcheson
5. Oxford
6. A Respectable Auditory
7. Lectures on the History of Philosophy and Law
8. Called to Glasgow University
9. Teacher
10. Publishing Scholar and Administrator
11. The Making of the Theory of Moral Sentiments
12. Criticism of the Theory of Moral Sentiments
13. Travelling Tutor
14. Transition
15. Inquirer into the Wealth of Nations
16. The American Crisis and the Wealth of Nations
17. Euge! Belle! Dear Mr Smith
18. Dialogue with a Dying Man
19. Settlement in Edinburgh
20. Economic Theorist as Commissioner of Customs
21. Literary Pursuits
22. Times of Hardship and Distress
23. Legacy for Legislators
24. The Precariousness of this Life
25. The Great Change
Bibliography

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