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Smith, Adam 1723-1790

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Works: 2,105 works in 9,242 publications in 21 languages and 168,015 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Conference proceedings  Sources  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, 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 )

2,702 editions published between 1761 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 38,284 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 theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith( )

817 editions published between 1759 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 11,276 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
Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Adam Smith( Book )

70 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,441 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
Essays on philosophical subjects by Adam Smith( Book )

130 editions published between 1795 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Dugoald Stewart's account of Adam Smith / ed. by I. S. Ross
Lectures on justice, police, revenue, and arms by Adam Smith( Book )

60 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on jurisprudence by Adam Smith( Book )

60 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 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
Défense de l'usure, ou, Lettres sur les inconvénients des lois qui fixent le taux de l'intérêt de l'argent by Jeremy Bentham( )

56 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 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
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 988 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 )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 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 )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism
Adam Smith today: An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and held by 422 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( )

15 editions published between 1777 and 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's legacy : his place in the development of modern economics by Michael Fry( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors, including ten Nobel Laureates, consider themes as diverse as Smith's use of data, his attitude to human capital and his views on economic policy. Heirs to Smith they also reflect on the current state of economics
The life of David Hume by Ernest Campbell Mossner( )

18 editions published between 1777 and 2002 in English and French and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Life of David Hume' remains the standard biography of this great thinker and writer, first published in 1954, and updated in 1980
The works of Adam Smith ... with an account of his life and writings by Adam Smith( Book )

28 editions published between 1812 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete analysis or abridgement of Dr. Adam Smith's Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

20 editions published between 1797 and 2009 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth and fifth book of his classic treatise on economics, Adam Smith examines the mercantile system and the need to limit economic regulation; then develops the case for a restricted state role, advocating a system of part private, part public finance for education, transport, justice, and defence
Additions and corrections to the first and second editions of Dr. Adam Smith's Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

16 editions published in 1784 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The theory of moral sentimentsLectures on rhetoric and belles lettresEssays on philosophical subjectsLectures on justice, police, revenue, and armsLectures on jurisprudenceAdam Smith's The wealth of nations a modern-day interpretation of an economic classicThe wealth of nationsA letter to Adam Smith LL. D on the life, death, and philosophy of his friend David Hume Esq.