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Adam Smith's system of liberty, wealth, and virtue : the moral and political foundations of The wealth of nations

Author: Athol Fitzgibbons
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Adam 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam (Philosoph) Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Athol Fitzgibbons
ISBN: 0198289235 9780198289234 0198292880 9780198292883
OCLC Number: 31519898
Description: vi, 214 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Smith's Intention --
2. The Character of Smith's System --
3. God and Nature --
4. Utility versus Virtue --
5. The Principle of Moral Impartiality --
6. The Laws of Nature --
7. Social and Political Laws --8. The Historical Spiral --
9. The Celestial Model --10. The Moral Foundations of Economic Growth --
11. The Political Economy of the Higher Virtues --
12. The Principles of Economic Science --
13. Smith's Contribution --
Appendix 1: The Depiction of Hume --Appendix 2: Smith's Epistemology.
Responsibility: Athol Fitzgibbons.
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This study analyses the influence that Adam Smith's philosophy had on his Wealth of Nations, and reveals the unity in Smith's extensive system of morals, politics, and economics. It concludes that  Read more...

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