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Adam Smith : a very short introduction

Author: Christopher J Berry
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today Adam Smith, author of 'The Wealth of Nations', is associated with the promotion of self-interest and a defence of greed. Yet if Smith is actually read this is more a caricature than a faithful portrait. Berry offers a balanced and nuanced view of this seminal thinker, set against contemporary European history, politics and philosophy.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
(OCoLC)1022085109
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Berry
ISBN: 9780191826962 0191826960
OCLC Number: 1079411305
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2018.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Life and times --
Communication and imagination --
Sympathetic spectators --
Living virtuously --
Making and working --
Trading and spending --
Legacy and reputation.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Berry.

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