RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 45282974 LA English T1 Economic sentiments : Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment A1 Rothschild, Emma,, PB Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2001 SN 0674004892 9780674004894 AB "Emma Rothschild reinterprets the ideas of the great revolutionary political economists to show us the true landscape of economic and political thought in their day, with important consequences for our own. Her work alters the readings of Adam Smith and Condorcet - and of ideas of Enlightenment - that underlie much contemporary political thought.". "Economic Sentiments takes up late-eighteenth-century disputes over the political economy of an enlightened, commercial society to show us how the "political" and the "economic" were intricately related to each other and to philosophical reflection. Rothschild examines theories of economic and political sentiments, and the reflection of these theories in the politics of enlightenment. A landmark in the history of economics and of political ideas, her book shows us the origins of laissez-faire economic thought and its relation to political conservatism in an unquiet world. In doing so, it casts a new light on our own times."--BOOK JACKET.