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Adam Smith : the systematic thought of a public philosopher

Author: Eric Schliesser
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eric Schliesser's Adam Smith is the product of two decades' reflection by the author on the great Scottish Enlightenment. Unique among treatments of Adam Smith, Schliesser's book treats him as a systematic philosopher. Smith was a giant of the Scottish Enlightenment with polymath interests; Schliesser thus explores Smith's economics and ethics in light of his other commitments on the nature of knowledge, the theory  Read more...
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Schliesser, Eric, 1971-
Adam Smith.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016059217
(OCoLC)978712696
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Schliesser
ISBN: 9780190690137 0190690135
OCLC Number: 1002210024
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction: Systematic Philosopher and Public Thinker --
Part 1 Propensities and Passions --
2. Passionate Human Nature --
3. The Passions, Rationality, and Reason --
4. From Natural Sentiments to General Rules and Moral Sentiments --
5. The Sympathetic Process and Judgments of Propriety --
Part 2 Society --
6. Society and Political Taxonomy: Individuals, Classes, Factions, Nations, and Governments --
7. Adam Smith's Foundations for Political Philosophy --
8. Social Institutions and Consequentialism --
9. Virtue --
10. Three Invisible Hands --
11. Philosophy of Science --
12. The Methodology of Wealth of Nations --
13. Smith and Anti-Mathematicism --
Part 3 Philosophers --
14. Religion --
15. A Cheerful Philosophical Life --
Part 4 Conclusion --
16. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Eric Schliesser.

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Adam Smith was a famous economist and moral philosopher. This book treats Smith also as a systematic philosopher with a distinct epistemology, an original theory of the passions, and a surprising  Read more...

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