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Author: James R Otteson; John Meadowcroft
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011.
Series: Major conservative and libertarian thinkers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is volume 16 in the Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers series.
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Otteson, James R.
Adam Smith.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Otteson; John Meadowcroft
ISBN: 9781441104403 1441104402
OCLC Number: 1058354273
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages).
Contents: HalfTitle --
Series --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Series Editor's Preface --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
List of Abbreviations --
Part I Biography --
Chapter 1 Adam Smith's Life and Works --
In the Beginning --
Smith's First Book: TMS --
Interregnum: between TMS and WN --
Smith's Second Book: WN --
After WN --
Notes --
Part II Ideas --
Chapter 2 Smith's Philosophical Program Two Early Essays --
Smith's "Languages" --
The Rules of Language and Spontaneous Order --
Two Further Facts about Language --
Lessons from "Languages" --
Smith's "History of Astronomy." Is Smith a Scienti --
c "Realist"? --
Self-interest --
Notes --
Chapter 3 Smith's Genealogy of Morality --
TMS as a Book --
Getting the Theory off the Ground: the Desire for MSS --
The Genealogy of Morality --
A Marketplace of Morality --
Central Elements --
Notes --
Chapter 4 The Impartial Spectator and Moral Objectivity --
The Solitary Man --
Moral Rules and "Middle-way" Objectivity --
Utility --
How High Does the Impartial Spectator Go? --
How Good a Standard is the Impartial Spectator? --
Notes --
Chapter 5 Political Economy in The Theory of Moral Sentiments --
Happiness. Justice versus Beneficence --
The "Man of System" --
Notes --
Chapter 6 Political Economy in The Wealth of Nations --
The Division of Labor --
Human Nature --
The Invisible Hand and the Great Mind Fallacy --
What Smith's Political Economy Rules Out --
Is the GMF a Fallacy? --
The Seen and the Unseen --
The GMF and the Impartial Spectator --
Notes --
Chapter 7 Resolving the "Adam Smith Problem" --
The Model in Smith's Essay on Language --
The Model in TMS --
The Model in WN --
Smith's Market Model in Language, Economics, and Morals --
Notes --
Part III Enduring Significance. Chapter 8 What Smith Got Wrong --
Labor Theory of Value --
Happiness and Tranquility --
Committing the Great Mind Fallacy? --
Smithian Limited Government and Human Prosperity --
Notes --
Chapter 9 What Smith Got Right --
Up First: Spontaneous Order --
Next Up: Sympathy of Sentiments --
Third: Human Nature --
Fourth: Markets and Prosperity --
Notes --
Epilogue Smith: Conservative or Libertarian? --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Major conservative and libertarian thinkers.

Abstract:

This is volume 16 in the Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers series.

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