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Smith, Adam 1723-1790

Works: 2,710 works in 8,695 publications in 11 languages and 183,881 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Portraits  Sources  Records and correspondence  Essays  Textbooks  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: HB161, 330.1
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

931 editions published between 1761 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 12,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1776, the year in which the American Revolution officially began, Smith's Wealth of Nations sparked a revolution of its own. In it Smith analyzes the major elements of political economy, from market pricing and the division of labor to monetary, tax, trade, and other government policies that affect economic behavior. Throughout he offers seminal arguments for free trade, free markets, and limited government. Criticizing mercantilists who sought to use the state to increase their nations' supply of precious metals, Smith points out that a nation's wealth should be measured by the well-being of its people. Prosperity in turn requires voluntary exchange of goods in a peaceful, well-ordered market. How to establish and maintain such markets? For Smith the answer lay in man's social instincts, which government may encourage by upholding social standards of decency, honesty, and virtue, but which government undermines when it unduly interferes with the intrinsically private functions of production and exchange. Social and economic order arise from the natural desires to better one's (and one's family's) lot and to gain the praise and avoid the censure of one's neighbors and business associates. Individuals behave decently and honestly because it gives them a clear conscience as well as the good reputation necessary for public approbation and sustained, profitable business relations
The theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith( Book )

342 editions published between 1759 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly edition of a work by Adam Smith. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

39 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Wikipedia
The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

169 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics
Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Hugh Blair( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of John M. Lothian{u2019}s transcription of an almost com{u00AD}plete set of a student{u2019}s notes on Smith{u2019}s lectures given at the University of Glasgow in 1762{u2013}63 brings back into print not only an important discovery but a valuable contribution to eighteenth-century rhetorical theory
Lectures on jurisprudence by Adam Smith( Book )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence, originally delivered at the University of Glasgow in 1762-1763, present his "theory of the rules by which civil government ought to be directed." The chief purpose of government, according to Smith, is to preserve justice; and "the object of justice is security from injury." The state must protect the individual's right to his person, property, reputation, and social relations. Building on his Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith argues that the state must act as an impartial spectator, judging when an individual has been injured. The state must then design and apply civil and criminal laws to prevent further injuries and punish transgressors. Laws are also the means by which the state promotes public prosperity. Thus, regulations concerning trade, commerce, and production must be crafted so as to encourage rather than interfere with our productive capacities
Lectures on justice, police, revenue, and arms by Adam Smith( Book )

55 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statement and defense of capitalist economics, first published in the late eighteenth century by Scottish scholar Adam Smith
Essays on philosophical subjects by Adam Smith( Book )

55 editions published between 1795 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Dugoald Stewart's account of Adam Smith / ed. by I. S. Ross
The Market and the state : essays in honour of Adam Smith by Thomas Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's moral and political philosophy by Adam Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early writings of Adam Smith by Adam Smith( Book )

16 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface 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, 1761
The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Recording )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundatino of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism
The 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 by Adam Smith( Book )

89 editions published between 1774 and 1997 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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)
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

46 editions published between 1806 and 1991 in English and German and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of Smith's Wealth of nations, plus DOS applications
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

60 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to Adam Smith, L.L.D., on the life, death and philosophy of his friend David Hume, Esq. by George Horne( Book )

22 editions published between 1777 and 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Adam Smith by Adam Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundeling van de werken van de Amerikaanse econoom (1723-1790) voorzien van inleidende discussies om de werken te verduidelijken
Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums by Adam Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1776 and 1991 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The theory of moral sentiments
Alternative Names
Adam Smit

Adam Smith Brits auteur

Adam Smith brytyjski myśliciel

Adam Smith economista y filósofo escocés

Adam Smith levine economista y filósofo escocés

Adam Smith levine filosofo ed economista scozzese

Adam Smith Moral a pilosopo nga Eskoses ken pionero ti politikal nga ekonomia

Adam Smith philosophe et économiste écossais (1723-1790)

Adam Smith philosopho e economista scote

Adam Smith schottischer Moralphilosoph, Aufklärer und Begründer der klassischen Nationalökonomie

Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy

Adam Smith skotsk filosof

Ādams Smits

Adamus Smith

Goodman, George Jerome Waldo

Simi, 1723-1790

Simi, Yadang 1723-1790

Smit, Adam.

Smīṯ, Ādam 1723-1790

Smith, A.

Smith, Adam

Smith, Adamo

Smith, Adamo 1723-1790

Smith А. политэконом 1723-1790

Smithi Adam

Smits, Ādams 1723-1790

Ssu-mi, Ya-tang 1723-1790

Sumisu, Adamu

Ya-tang Ssu-mi 1723-1790

Yadang Simi 1723-1790

Άνταμ Σμιθ Σκωτσέζος οικονομολόγος και ηθικός φιλόσοφος

Адам Смит

Адам Смит шотландский экономист, философ-этик

Адам Сміт

Адам Сьміт

Смит А. политэконом 1723-1790

Смит, Адам

Смит, Адам 1723-1790

Смит, Адам шотландский экономист, философ-этик

Эдам Сьміт

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אדם סמיט

אדם סמית

סמית, אדם 1723-1790

آدام اسمیت

آدام اسمیت اقتصاددان، نویسنده، و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

آدم سمتھ

ادم سميث

آدم سميث، 1723-1790

ادم سمېت

ایڈم سمتھ

ئادەم سمیت

अ‍ॅडम स्मिथ

एडम स्मिथ

অ্যাডাম স্মিথ

ਐਡਮ ਸਮਿਥ

આદમ સ્મિથ

ଆଡାମ ସ୍ମିଥ

ஆடம் சிமித்

ఆడం స్మిత్

ಆಡಂ ಸ್ಮಿತ್

ആഡം സ്മിത്ത്

ඇඩම් ස්මිත්

อดัม สมิธ


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기밀, 아당 1723-1790

스미드, 아담 1723-1790

스미스, 아담 1723-1790

스미스, 애덤 1723-1790

애덤 스미스


スミス, アダム

スミスアダムス 1723-1790

亞當. 斯密

亚当・斯密 1723-1790


斯密, 1723-1790

斯密, 亜当


斯密亚当 1723-1790

The theory of moral sentimentsAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nationsThe wealth of nationsLectures on rhetoric and belles lettresLectures on jurisprudenceLectures on justice, police, revenue, and armsThe wealth of nationsEssays on philosophical subjects