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On Adam Smith's Wealth of nations : a philosophical companion

Author: Samuel Fleischacker
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
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Adam Smith was a philosopher before he ever wrote about economics, yet until now there has never been a philosophical commentary on the Wealth of Nations. Samuel Fleischacker suggests that Smith's vastly influential treatise on economics can be better understood if placed in the light of his epistemology, philosophy of science, and moral theory. He lays out the relevance of these aspects of Smith's thought to  Read more...
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Fleischacker, Samuel.
On Adam Smith's Wealth of nations.
Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003042889
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Fleischacker
ISBN: 9781400826056 1400826055
OCLC Number: 463077114
Awards: Winner of American Psychological Foundation Joseph B. Gittler Award 2009.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 329 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Methodology --
pt. 2. Human nature --
pt. 3. Foundations of economics --
pt. 4. Justice --
pt. 5. Politics.
Responsibility: Samuel Fleischacker.
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