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Wealth and virtue : the shaping of political economy in the Scottish enlightenment

Author: Istvan Hont; Michael Ignatieff
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A reassessment of the Scottish Enlightenment's remarkable contribution to modern economics and theories of capitalism.

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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Istvan Hont; Michael Ignatieff
ISBN: 0521312140 9780521312141 0521233976 9780521233972
OCLC Number: 13826765
Notes: Cover and spine title: Wealth & virtue.
Description: ix, 371 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Needs and justice in the Wealth of Nations: an introductory essay Istvan Hont and Michael Ignatieff; 2. Where had the Scottish economy got to by the third quarter of the eighteenth century? T. C. Smout; 3. Gershom Carmichael and the natural jurisprudence tradition in eighteenth-century Scotland James Moore and Michael Silverthorne; 4. The Scottish professoriate and the polite academy, 1720-46 Peter Jones; 5. From applied theology to social analysis: the break between John Locke and the Scottish Enlightenment John Dunn; 6. The Scottish Enlightenment at the limits of the civic tradition John Robertson; 7. Adam Smith as civic moralist Nicholas Phillipson; 8. The legal needs of a commercial society: the jurisprudence of Lord Kames David Lieberman; 9. Cambridge paradigms and Scotch philosophers: a study of the relations between the civic humanist and the civil jurisprudential interpretation of eighteenth-century social thought J. G. A. Pocock; 10. Adam Smith's 'enduring particular result': a political and cosmopolitan perspective Donald Winch; 11. The 'rich country-poor country' debate in Scottish classical political economy Istvan Hont; 12. John Millar and individualism Michael Ignatieff; 13. Scottish echoes in eighteenth-century Italy Franco Venturi; Index.
Other Titles: Wealth & virtue
Responsibility: edited by Istvan Hont and Michael Ignatieff.
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