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Fri Mar 21 17:11:41 2014 UTClccn-n800327610.27Wealth of nations0.560.88A letter to Adam Smith LL. D on the life, death, and philosophy of his friend David Hume Esq. /49231791Adam_Smithn 800327614149501731652Goodman, George Jerome WaldoSimi, Yadang, 1723-1790Smit, AdamSmīṯ, Ādam, 1723-1790Smith, A.Smith, AdamSmith, Adamo 1723-1790Smits, Ādams, 1723-1790Ssu-mi, Ya-tang, 1723-1790Sumisu, AdamuYa-tang Ssu-mi, 1723-1790Yadang Simi, 1723-1790Смит, Адам, 1723-1790סמית, אדם, 1723-1790スミス, アダムスミスアダムス, 1723-1790亚当・斯密, 1723-1790斯密, 亜当斯密亚当, 1723-1790lccn-n50012015Skinner, Andrew S.auiothedtlccn-n80001176Cannan, Edwin1861-1935auiedtlccn-n79054039Hume, David1711-1776lccn-n80102086Ross, Ian Simpsonedtlccn-n50053958Raphael, D. D.(David Daiches)1916-auiedtlccn-n81121335Haakonssen, Knud1947-edtlccn-n85295099GarnierM(Germain)1754-1821trledtlccn-n50022639Stewart, Dugald1753-1828edtauiclbspkctbcrelccn-n79006935Marx, Karl1818-1883lccn-n79004113Keynes, John Maynard1883-1946dteedtSmith, Adam1723-1790Criticism, interpretation, etcBiographyHistoryRecords and correspondenceConference proceedingsPortraitsSourcesTextbooksEconomicsSmith, Adam,EthicsEconomistsEnglish language--RhetoricGreat BritainRhetoricLiteratureEconomics--Moral and ethical aspectsEconomics--PhilosophyCapitalism--Moral and ethical aspectsScotlandPolitical scienceLanguage and languagesClassical school of economicsTheory of moral sentiments (Smith, Adam)UsuryKeynes, John Maynard,Marx, Karl,InterestGlobalization--Moral and ethical aspectsBusiness ethicsEnglish language--StyleWorkPhilosophyEnlightenmentInquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations (Smith, Adam)Judgment (Ethics)Philosophical anthropologyJurisprudenceInfluence (Literary, artistic, etc.)LibertyUsury lawsWealth--Moral and ethical aspectsHume, David,Conduct of lifeInterest--Law and legislationKant, Immanuel,Language and languages--OriginDivision of laborOratoryApologeticsRhetoric, AncientPhilosophy, EnglishAtheismEmotivismPhilosophersSaving and investmentValueFinance, 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.59Smith, AdamAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nationsHistoryConference proceedingsSources"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (generally referred to by the short title The Wealth of Nations) is the masterpiece of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The book is often considered to have laid the basic groundwork for modern economic theory" -- from Wikipedia+-+88297942155429330ocn056124376book17590.56Smith, AdamThe theory of moral sentiments"Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) presents an original idea of a general system of morals, and is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. It presents a theory of the imagination which Smith derived from David Hume but which encompasses an idea of sympathy that in some ways is more sophisticated than anything in Hume's philosophy. By means of sympathy and the mental construct of an impartial spectator, Smith formulated highly original theories of conscience, moral judgement and the virtues. The enduring legacy of his work is its reconstruction of the Enlightenment idea of a moral, or social, science encompassing both political economy and the theory of law and government. This volume offers a new edition of the text with clear and helpful notes for the student reader, together with a substantial introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical context."--Jacket+-+05448566053629181ocn049293868book18010.27Smith, AdamWealth of nationsHistoryThe classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics+-+K9105942153619240ocn065331901file17590.86Smith, AdamThe theory of moral sentiments, or, An essay towards an analysis of the principles by which men naturally judge concerning the conduct and character, first of their neighbours, and afterwards of themselves to which is added, A dissertation on the origin of languages"The science of Ethics has been divided by modern writers into two parts; the one comprehending the theory of Morals, and the other its practical doctrines. The questions about which the former is employed, are chiefly the two following: First, By what principle of our constitution are we led to form the notion of moral distinctions; --whether by that faculty which, in the other branches of human knowledge, perceives the distinction between truth and falsehood; or by a peculiar power of perception (called by some the Moral Sense) which is pleased with one set of qualities, and displeased-with another? Secondly, What is the proper object of moral approbation? or, in other words, What is the common quality or qualities belonging to all the different modes of virtue? Is it benevolence; or a rational sell-love; or a disposition (resulting from the ascendancy of Reason over Passion) to act suitably to the different relations in which we are placed? These two questions seem to exhaust the whole theory of Morals. The scope of the one is to ascertain the origin of our moral ideas; that of the other, to refer the phenomena of moral perception to their most simple and general laws. The practical doctrines of morality comprehend all those rules of conduct which profess to point out the proper ends of human pursuit, and the most effectual means of attaining them; to which we may add all those literary compositions, whatever be their particular form, which have for their aim to fortify and animate our good dispositions, by delineations of the beauty, of the dignity, or of the utility of Virtue. I shall not inquire at present into the justness of this division. I shall only observe, that the words Theory and Practice are not, in this instance, employed in their usual acceptations"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)+-+94699795161960145ocn065336864file17810.86Smith, AdamRecherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nationsFirmado por Jose de Jesus Alviar128663ocn060722413file17870.84Bentham, JeremyDefence of usury shewing the impolicy of the present legal restraints on the terms of pecuniary bargains in a series of letters to a friend : to which is added a letter to Adam Smith ... on the discouragements opposed by the above restraints to the progress of inventive industryRecords and correspondenceBantham, Jeremy: A protest against law-taxes, shewing the peculiar mischievousness of all such impositions as add to the expense of appeal to justice. 70 S1165111ocn008532399book17950.76Smith, AdamEssays on philosophical subjectsBiographyEnth.: Dugoald Stewart's account of Adam Smith / ed. by I.S. Ross+-+3875240135103546ocn004490128book19760.63Smith, AdamLectures on jurisprudence+-+4336373465102648ocn000494697book18960.73Smith, AdamLectures on justice, police, revenue, and arms+-+790564269687970ocn008424650book19700.27Smith, AdamThe wealth of nationsHistorySmith's THE WEALTH OF NATIONS was the first comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, the book's publication in 1776 co-incided with America's Declaration of Independence. These volumes include Smith's assessment of the mercantile system, his advocacy of the freedom of commerce and industry, and his famous prophecy that "America will be one of the foremost nations of the world."+-+13578959658384ocn759853594file20090.33McCreadie, KarenAdam Smith's The wealth of nations a modern-day interpretation of an economic classicHistory"'Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations' was the first comprehensive treatment of political economy. Published in 1776, 'The Wealth of Nations' was originally released for a very specific audience; the British Parliament, setting clearly defined arguments for peace and co-operation with their troublesome colonials across the Atlantic. Today it is considered one of the most famous books ever written. Here, Smith's text is interpreted for the modern day world of finance, business and economics. Karen McCreadie's interpretation is not a substitute for the original; its purpose is simply to illustrate the timeless nature of Smith's insights by bringing them to life through 21st century examples. Given the state of our economy this brilliant interpretation couldn't be more timely."--Resource description page+-+953002254632470913ocn003033130book19760.59Wilson, ThomasThe Market and the state : essays in honour of Adam SmithConference proceedings68130ocn007946427book19820.63Smith, AdamLectures on rhetoric and belles lettres+-+713637346568115ocn001555691book19630.79Blair, HughLectures on rhetoric and belles lettresHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcPortraitsTextbooksManuscript, in a single hand, of copies of 39 lectures on rhetoric. Each lecture is organized around a single topic which include the nature and use of criticism; metaphor; hyperbole; rules of figurative language; and the history and types of eloquence. Lecture 6, on language, explores the development of metaphor in "the first ages," when men lacked the vocabulary necessary to describe the objects around them, and includes the language of the Cherokee nations of Canada in the category of such societies. Lecture 27, in discussing oral delivery, describes the three pitches of a man's voice; and the last two lectures in the collection declare tragedy more noble than comedy and explain the importance of the sentiments66450ocn065336281file17940.86Smith, AdamUntersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums58257ocn187302439file17760.73Smith, AdamAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations By Adam Smith ... In three volumes.57829ocn065353687com17770.88Horne, GeorgeA letter to Adam Smith LL. D on the life, death, and philosophy of his friend David Hume Esq.HistoryBiographyRecords and correspondence+-+761945566655314ocn003791617book19480.63Smith, AdamAdam Smith's moral and political philosophy5299ocn000264153book19670.63Smith, AdamThe early writings of Adam SmithPreface to William Hamilton's 'Poems on several occasions, 1748 ; Articles in the Edinburgh Review of 1755 ; Essays on philosophical subjects, 1795 ; Considerations concerning the first formation of languagues, 176146486ocn745281766file17760.47Smith, AdamAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations By Adam Smith, L.L.D. and F.R.S. of London and Edinburgh: One of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs in Scotland; and Formerly Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of GlasgowHistory+-+9355240135253717ocn032510857book19950.35Ross, Ian SimpsonThe life of Adam SmithBiographyIn this, the first full-scale biography of Adam Smith for a hundred years, Ian Simpson Ross brings his subject into historical light as a thinker and author by examining his family circumstance, education, career, and social and intellectual circle, including David Hume and Francois Quesnay. Smith's life is revealed through his correspondence, archival documents, the reports of contemporaries, and the record of his publications. This is the life of a Scottish moral philosopher whose legacy of thought concerns and affects us all. Its lively and informed account will appeal to those interested in the social and intellectual milieu of the eighteenth century, and in Scottish history. Economists and philosophers will find much to read about the history of their disciplines, supported by full documentation+-+8673373465324207379ocn060727617com18010.59Smith, AdamAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nationsHistoryConference proceedingsSources"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (generally referred to by the short title The Wealth of Nations) is the masterpiece of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The book is often considered to have laid the basic groundwork for modern economic theory" -- from Wikipedia183429ocn659775760book18950.47Rae, JohnLife of Adam Smith With an introd.: "Guide to John Rae's Life of Adam Smith"BiographyLearn more about Adam Smith, the groundbreaking philosopher who played an important role in originating the study of economics and gave us many of the concepts that still govern the market today. Written by John Rae, this biography details Smith's early life in Scotland and his later rise to academic renown, as well as the events and influences that led him to produce masterworks like The Wealth of Nations+-+786269022632417646ocn057290920com20020.47Otteson, James RAdam Smith's marketplace of lifeJames Otteson provides a comprehensive examination of Smith's moral theory. Considering Smith's notions of natural sympathy, the impartial spectator, human nature, and human conscience the author also addresses the issue of whether Smith thinks that moral judgments enjoy a transcendent sanction+-+310165670517647ocn560339921com20070.35Skousen, MarkThe big three in economics Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard KeynesHistoryBiographyTraces the turbulent lives and battle of ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, representing laissez faire; Karl Marx, reflecting the radical socialist model; and John Maynard Keynes, symbolizing big government and the welfare state+-+016771012514744ocn052399323file20020.35Dougherty, Peter JWho's afraid of Adam Smith? how the market got its soul"Economic thinkers and policymakers have long regarded Adam Smith's great work, The Wealth of Nations, as a guide to the mysteries of the market. Now in this spirited and timely book, Peter Dougherty shows how economists are drawing on the Scotsman's civic writings, most notably A Theory of Moral Sentiments, to illuminate how the market creates not only fiscal capital but "social capital." Although the social dimension of economic thinking begun by Smith some two centuries ago has waxed and waned through the years, Dougherty demonstrates how Smith's ideas are currently experiencing a renaissance in a host of cutting-edge policy directions. The book emphasizes this newly revived aspect of Smith's "Enlightenment" thought to underscore the oft-challenged contention that the market is not simply a shortcut to an economic end; quite the opposite: a healthy capitalism is itself a means - arguably the most effective and enduring means - toward a more civil, urbane neighborly society."--Jacket+-+622629629510885ocn026504381book19930.39Muller, Jerry ZAdam Smith in his time and ours : designing the decent societyNow that the Marxist project of human transformation through the elimination of self-interest and markets stands thoroughly discredited, it is time to acknowledge Adam Smith as one of the most important social thinkers of modern times. Smith's Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, argued that a market economy was not only best able to meet the material needs of the people; it also provided a moral system which relied on human nature to create order and fairness. But Smith's intentions and conclusions, much maligned by his opponents on the left, have just as often been misunderstood by his conservative defenders. Counter to the popular impression that Smith was a champion of selfishness and greed, Jerry Z. Muller shows in this powerful and provocative work of historical reconstruction that Smith hoped to promote the welfare of society as a whole, and that he wrote The Wealth of Nations to warn of the dangers to the common good posed by organized mercantile interests. And contrary to those who believe that the naked pursuit of self-interest always leads to socially beneficial results, Smith maintained that government must intervene to counteract its negative effects. Smith's analysis went beyond economics to embrace a larger "civilizing project" designed to create a more decent society. The freedom made possible by a commercial society, Smith thought, would only be desirable when coupled with supporting institutions - including the law, family, and religion - which fostered the virtues of self-control and altruism that people need to manage their new liberty. He also explained how human passions could be harnessed to that goal. In doing so, he laid the ground for much of modern social science, as he explored the unanticipated consequences of social action, the social formation of conscience, and the linkages between social, political, and economic institutions. By balancing a healthy respect for self-interest with awareness of the deeper satisfactions that arise from acting fairly and benevolently, Smith forged a middle path between those who regard self-interest as inherently immoral and those who view it as the ultimate in human motivation. Today, as lawmakers, journalists, scholars, and citizens continue to struggle with questions about the role of the market, the state, and other institutions, Muller shows why Adam Smith remains a timely and indispensable guide to the modern dilemma+-+198777475510645ocn012558072book19860.32Smith, AdamThe essential Adam SmithGathers selections from Smith's economic writings, discusses his theories, and assesses their influence on modern economics+-+858004848510634ocn184714073file20070.47Göçmen, DoğanThe Adam Smith problem human nature and society in The theory of moral sentiments and the wealth of nationsCriticism, interpretation, etc"This is the first scholarly work to deal solely with the 'Adam Smith problem', namely the apparent contradiction between Adam Smith's most famous works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Since the 1840s scholars have puzzled over and attempted to explain the fact that these works offer two fundamentally different and contradictory concepts of human nature." "Gocmen argues that Smith does indeed put forward two different and varied ideas, arguing that the ethical position articulated in The Theory of Moral Sentiments can be, and was intended by Smith to be, applied as a basis for criticising the commercial society analysed in the Wealth of Nations. Gocmen argues that this ethical position points to the character of its ideal future replacement, that of Adam Smith's Utopia. Gocmen therefore dismisses as short-sighted and oversimple the common assumption that Adam Smith's Utopia consists merely of 'the invisible hand', the idea that markets would regulate everything if left to their own dynamics." "This book challenges the traditional approach to Adam Smith and is the first contribution to the solution of a long-standing debate, making it essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the moral philosophy, political economy and utopian thought of Adam Smith."--BOOK JACKET+-+555966093610232ocn045728605file19980.33Gallagher, Susan EThe rule of the rich? Adam Smith's argument against political powerThe Rule of the Rich provides a historical account of Adam Smith's case for free enterprise. By locating Smith's work within the context of eighteenth-century aristocratic society, this book shows that his defense of the free market system issued not from any devotion to individual liberty, but from his aristocratic conviction that the passion for private gain undermines the integrity of political authority+-+79973703053249924ocn068786739book20060.28Buchan, JamesThe authentic Adam Smith : his life and ideasBiographyAuthor Buchan breathes new life into Adam Smith's legacy and the beginnings of modern economics. Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) has been adopted by neoconservatives as the ideological father of unregulated business and small government. Politicians such as Thatcher and Reagan promoted his famous 1776 book The Wealth of Nations as the bible of laissez-faire economics. In this accessible book, Buchan refutes much of what modern politicians and economists claim about Adam Smith and shows that, in fact, Smith transcends modern political categories. He demonstrates that The Wealth of Nations and Smith's 1759 masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, are brilliant fragments of one of the most ambitious philosophical enterprises ever attempted: the search for a just foundation for modern commercial society both in private and in public. In an increasingly crowded and discontented world, this search is ever more urgent.--From publisher description+-+867615848597711ocn003514911book19770.63Smith, AdamThe correspondence of Adam SmithBiographyRecords and correspondenceIncludes indexes+-+64411486459477ocn601346724book20100.31Phillipson, N. TAdam Smith : an enlightened lifeBiographyNicholas Phillipson's intellectual biography of Adam Smith shows that Smith saw himself as philosopher rather than an economist. Phillipson shows Smith's famous works were a part of a larger scheme to establish a "Science of Man," which was to encompass law, history, and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics. Phillipson explains Adam Smith's part in the rapidly changing intellectual and commercial cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh at the time of the Scottish Enlightenment. Above all Phillipson explains how far Smith's ideas developed in dialog with his closest friend David Hume. --Publisher's description+-+72741655859305ocn179116403file19940.56Brown, VivienneAdam Smith's discourse canonicity, commerce, and conscienceCriticism, interpretation, etcAdam Smith's name has become synonymous with free market economics; The Wealth of Nations is taken as the definitive account of the benefits of free competitive markets. Yet recent scholarship has challenged this view and given us a richer, more nuanced figure, steeped in the intricacies of enlightenment social and political philosophy. Adam Smith's Discourse both develops this literature and gives it a radical new extension by taking into account recent debates in literary theory+-+38404506953249222ocn071000530file20060.37McLean, IainAdam Smith, radical and egalitarian an interpretation for the 21st centuryAims to show that Adam Smith (1723-90), the author of "The Wealth of Nations", was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is frequently depicted. Smith's "right-wing" reputation was sealed after his death when it was not safe to claim that an author may have influenced the French revolutionaries+-+070871392532489424ocn006763096book17950.76Smith, AdamEssays on philosophical subjectsBiographyEnth.: Dugoald Stewart's account of Adam Smith / ed. by I.S. Ross+-+52363734658899ocn000615332book19720.56Hollander, SamuelThe economics of Adam SmithHistory87410ocn031519898book19950.63Fitzgibbons, AtholAdam Smith's system of liberty, wealth, and virtue : the moral and political foundations of The wealth of nationsHistoryAdam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue analyses the influence of Smith's philosophy on his economic theories. It considers the significance of his Stoic beliefs, and examines his theories of art and science, of law and rhetoric, and of history, politics, and war. It shows how Smith based his system of thought on the heretical moral notion that virtue was relevant to this world rather than the next. Smith believed that unworldly philosophies were inherently authoritarian, because they were unable to harness the force of self-love productively. Yet, contrary to a common view, he also rejected the amoral liberalism advocated by his friend and countryman David Hume. Smith's theories of free trade, economic growth, and alienation, which constitute the substance of The Wealth of Nations, were all formally derived from his liberalized interpretation of ancient virtue+-+53374734658715ocn011187311book19850.50Raphael, D. DAdam SmithHistoryBiografie van de Schotse econoom en moraalfilosoof (1723-1790)8704ocn039627464com19990.56Fleischacker, SamuelA third concept of liberty : judgment and freedom in Kant and Adam SmithTaking the title of his book from Isaiah Berlin's famous essay distinguishing a negative concept of liberty connoting lack of interference by others from a positive concept involving participation in the political realm, Samuel Fleischacker explores a third definition of liberty that lies between the first two. In Fleischacker's view, Kant and Adam Smith think of liberty as a matter of acting on our capacity for judgment, thereby differing both from those who tie it to the satisfaction of our desires and those who translate it as action in accordance with reason or "will." Integrating the thought of Kant and Smith, and developing his own stand through readings of the Critique of Judgment and The Wealth of Nations, Fleischacker shows how different acting on one's best judgment is from acting on one's desires--how, in particular, good judgment, as opposed to mere desire, can flourish only in favorable social and political conditions. At the same time, exercising judgment is something every individual must do for him- or herself, hence not something that philosophers and politicians who reason better than the rest of us can do in our stead. For this reason advocates of a liberty based on judgment are likely to be more concerned than are libertarians to make sure that government provides people with conditions for the use of their liberty--for example, excellent standards of education, health care, and unemployment insurance--while at the same time promoting a less paternalistic view of government than most of the movements associated for the past thirty years with the political left+-+2017556415+-+0544856605+-+0544856605Fri Mar 21 15:16:26 EDT 2014batch165290