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Smith, Adam 1723-1790

Works: 2,334 works in 8,935 publications in 10 languages and 159,081 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Conference proceedings  Portraits  Sources  Textbooks 
Roles: Honoree, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HB161, 330
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith ( Book )
1,467 editions published between 1761 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 24,667 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" -- from Wikipedia
The theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith ( Book )
330 editions published between 1759 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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
Wealth of nations by Adam Smith ( Book )
181 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics
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 ( )
240 editions published between 1759 and 2010 in English and held by 3,619 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)
Recherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations by Adam Smith ( )
145 editions published between 1781 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Firmado por Jose de Jesus Alviar
Defence 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 industry by Jeremy Bentham ( )
63 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bantham, Jeremy: A protest against law-taxes, shewing the peculiar mischievousness of all such impositions as add to the expense of appeal to justice. 70 S
Essays on philosophical subjects by Adam Smith ( Book )
111 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enth.: Dugoald Stewart's account of Adam Smith / ed. by I.S. Ross
Lectures on jurisprudence by Adam Smith ( Book )
46 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on justice, police, revenue, and arms by Adam Smith ( Book )
48 editions published between 1896 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wealth of nations by Adam Smith ( Book )
70 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and German and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smith'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."
Adam Smith's The wealth of nations a modern-day interpretation of an economic classic by Karen McCreadie ( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'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
The Market and the state : essays in honour of Adam Smith by Thomas Wilson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Adam Smith ( Book )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Hugh Blair ( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and Japanese and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript, 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 sentiments
Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums by Adam Smith ( )
50 editions published between 1794 and 1991 in German and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations By Adam Smith ... In three volumes. by Adam Smith ( )
57 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A letter to Adam Smith LL. D on the life, death, and philosophy of his friend David Hume Esq. by George Horne ( )
29 editions published between 1777 and 2009 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam Smith's moral and political philosophy by Adam Smith ( Book )
14 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early writings of Adam Smith by Adam Smith ( Book )
9 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 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
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Goodman, George Jerome Waldo
Simi, Yadang, 1723-1790
Smit, Adam
Smīṯ, Ādam, 1723-1790
Smith, A.
Smith, Adam
Smith, Adamo 1723-1790
Smits, Ādams, 1723-1790
Ssu-mi, Ya-tang, 1723-1790
Sumisu, Adamu
Ya-tang Ssu-mi, 1723-1790
Yadang Simi, 1723-1790
Смит, Адам, 1723-1790
סמית, 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, 1723-1790
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