How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life Book
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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life


  • Author : Russ Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698139619

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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life Excerpt :

A forgotten book by one of history's greatest thinkers reveals the surprising connections between happiness, virtue, fame, and fortune. Adam Smith may have become the patron saint of capitalism after he penned his most famous work, The Wealth of Nations. But few people know that when it came to the behavior of individuals—the way we perceive ourselves, the way we treat others, and the decisions we make in pursuit of happiness—the Scottish philosopher had just as much to say. He developed his ideas on human nature in an epic, sprawling work titled The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Most economists have never read it, and for most of his life, Russ Roberts was no exception. But when he finally picked up the book by the founder of his field, he realized he’d stumbled upon what might be the greatest self-help book that almost no one has read. In How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, Roberts examines Smith’s forgotten masterpiece, and finds a treasure trove of timeless, practical wisdom. Smith’s insights into human nature are just as relevant today as they were three hundred years ago. What does it take to be truly happy? Should we pursue fame and fortune or the respect of our friends and family? How can we make the world a better place? Smith’s unexpected answers, framed within the rich context of current events, literature, history, and pop culture, are at once profound, counterintuitive, and highly entertaining.

The Life of Adam Smith Book

The Life of Adam Smith


  • Author : Ian Simpson Ross
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-09-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191613944

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The Life of Adam Smith Excerpt :

This new edition of The Life of Adam Smith remains the only book to give a full account of Smith's life whilst also placing his work into the context of his life and times. Updated to include new scholarship which has recently come to light, this full-scale biography of Adam Smith examines the personality, career, and social and intellectual circumstances of the Scottish moral philosopher regarded as the founder of scientific economics, whose legacy of thought - most notably about the free market and the role of the state - concerns us all. Ian Simpson Ross draws on correspondence, archival documents, the reports of contemporaries, and the record of Smith's publications to fashion a lively account of Adam Smith as a man of letters, moralist, historian, and critic, as well as an economist. Supported with full scholarly apparatus for students and academics, the book also offers 20 halftone illustrations representing Smith and the world in which he lived.

The Essential Adam Smith Book
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The Essential Adam Smith


  • Author : Adam Smith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1987-03-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393242607

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Few writings are more often cited as a cornerstone of modern economic thought than those of Adam Smith. Few are less read. The sheer strength of his great work, The Wealth of Nations, discourages many from attempting to explore its rich and lucid arguments. In this brilliantly crafted volume, one of the most eminent economists of our day provides a generous selection from the entire body of Smith's work, ranging from his fascinating psychological observations on human nature to his famous treatise on what Smith called a "society of natural liberty," The Wealth of Nations. Among the works represented in this volume in addition to The Wealth of Nations are The History of Astronomy, Lectures on Jurisprudence, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and Smith's correspondence with David Hume. Before each of Smith's writings Robert Heilbroner presents a clear and lively discussion that will interest the scholar as much as it will clarify the work for the non-specialist. Adam Smith emerges from this collection of his writings, as he does from his portrait in Professor Heilbroner's well-known book, as the first economist to deserve the title of "worldly philosopher."

Adam Smith Book

Adam Smith


  • Author : Ryan Patrick Hanley
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400873487

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Adam Smith (1723–90) is perhaps best known as one of the first champions of the free market and is widely regarded as the founding father of capitalism. From his ideas about the promise and pitfalls of globalization to his steadfast belief in the preservation of human dignity, his work is as relevant today as it was in the eighteenth century. Here, Ryan Hanley brings together some of the world's finest scholars from across a variety of disciplines to offer new perspectives on Smith’s life, thought, and enduring legacy. Contributors provide succinct and accessible discussions of Smith’s landmark works and the historical context in which he wrote them, the core concepts of Smith’s social vision, and the lasting impact of Smith’s ideas in both academia and the broader world. They reveal other sides of Smith beyond the familiar portrayal of him as the author of the invisible hand, emphasizing his deep interests in such fields as rhetoric, ethics, and jurisprudence. Smith emerges not just as a champion of free markets but also as a thinker whose unique perspective encompasses broader commitments to virtue, justice, equality, and freedom. An essential introduction to Adam Smith’s life and work, this incisive and thought-provoking book features contributions from leading figures such as Nicholas Phillipson, Amartya Sen, and John C. Bogle. It demonstrates how Smith’s timeless insights speak to contemporary concerns such as growth in the developing world and the future of free trade, and how his influence extends to fields ranging from literature and philosophy to religion and law.

Adam Smith  An Enlightened Life Book
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Adam Smith An Enlightened Life


  • Author : Nicholas T. Phillipson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300174434

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Adam Smith An Enlightened Life Excerpt :

Nicholas Phillipson's intellectual biography of Adam Smith shows that Smith saw himself as philosopher rather than an economist. Phillipson shows Smith's famous works were a part of a larger scheme to establish a "Science of Man," which was to encompass law, history, and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics. Phillipson explains Adam Smith's part in the rapidly changing intellectual and commercial cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh at the time of the Scottish Enlightenment. Above all Phillipson explains how far Smith's ideas developed in dialog with his closest friend David Hume. --Publisher's description.

Adam Smith Book
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Adam Smith


  • Author : Jesse Norman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093212

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Adam Smith Excerpt :

A dazzlingly original, "remarkable" account of the life and thought of legendary economist Adam Smith (Financial Times). Adam Smith (1723-1790) is now widely regarded as the greatest economist of all time. But what he really thought, and the implications of his ideas, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and individual freedom? A prime mover of "market fundamentalism"? An apologist for human selfishness? Or something else entirely? In the tradition of The Worldly Philosophers, Adam Smith dispels the myths and caricatures, and provides a far more complex portrait of the man. Offering a highly engaging account of Smith's life and times, political philosopher Jesse Norman explores his work as a whole and traces his influence over two centuries to the present day. Finally, he shows how a proper understanding of Smith can help us address the problems of modern capitalism. The Smith who emerges from this book is not only the greatest of all economists but a pioneering theorist of moral philosophy, culture, and society.

Life of Adam Smith Book

Life of Adam Smith


  • Author : John Rae
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Genre: Economists
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105012242579

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Our Great Purpose Book

Our Great Purpose


  • Author : Ryan Patrick Hanley
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691216706

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Invaluable wisdom on living a good life from the founder of modern economics Adam Smith is best known today as the founder of modern economics, but he was also an uncommonly brilliant philosopher who was especially interested in the perennial question of how to live a good life. Our Great Purpose is an illuminating guide to Smith's incomparable wisdom on how to live well, written by one of today's leading Smith scholars. Full of invaluable insights on topics ranging from happiness and moderation to love and friendship, Our Great Purpose enables modern readers to see Smith in an entirely new light—and along the way, learn what it truly means to possess an excellent character and lead a worthy life.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments Book

The Theory of Moral Sentiments


  • Author : Adam Smith (économiste)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1812
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : BCUL:1092833964

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The Infidel and the Professor Book

The Infidel and the Professor


  • Author : Dennis C. Rasmussen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691192284

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The Infidel and the Professor Excerpt :

The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships—and how it influenced modern thought David Hume is arguably the most important philosopher ever to have written in English, but during his lifetime he was attacked as “the Great Infidel” for his religious skepticism and deemed unfit to teach the young. In contrast, Adam Smith, now hailed as the founding father of capitalism, was a revered professor of moral philosophy. Remarkably, Hume and Smith were best friends, sharing what Dennis Rasmussen calls the greatest of all philosophical friendships. The Infidel and the Professor tells the fascinating story of the close relationship between these towering Enlightenment thinkers—and how it influenced their world-changing ideas. It shows that Hume contributed more to economics—and Smith contributed more to philosophy—than is generally recognized. The result is a compelling account of a great friendship that had great consequences for modern thought.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments Book
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The Theory of Moral Sentiments


  • Author : Adam Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1853
  • Genre: Ethics
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : NLI:3182929-20

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The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith Book

The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith


  • Author : Knud Haakonssen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-03-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 0521779243

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The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith Excerpt :

Adam Smith is best known as the founder of scientific economics and as an early proponent of the modern market economy. Political economy, however, was only one part of Smith's comprehensive intellectual system. This Companion volume provides an examination of all aspects of Smith's thought.

The Life of Adam Smith Book

The Life of Adam Smith


  • Author : Ian Simpson Ross
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 589
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199550036

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In this, the first full-scale biography of Adam Smith for a hundred years, Ian Simpson Ross brings his subject into historical light as a thinker and author by examining his family circumstance, education, career, and social and intellectual circle, including David Hume and Francois Quesnay. Smith's life is revealed through his correspondence, archival documents, the reports of contemporaries, and the record of his publications. This is the life of a Scottish moral philosopher whose legacy of thought concerns and affects us all. Its lively and informed account will appeal to those interested in the social and intellectual milieu of the eighteenth century, and in Scottish history. Economists and philosophers will find much to read about the history of their disciplines, supported by full documentation.

Essays on Philosophical Subjects Book

Essays on Philosophical Subjects


  • Author : Adam Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1795
  • Genre: Astronomy
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433081631024

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