1st Edition

Adam Smith and Law

Edited By Robin Paul Malloy Copyright 2017
    536 Pages
    by Routledge

    The essays selected for this volume highlight the contributions of Adam Smith to our understanding of law and jurisprudence. The collection provides a detailed and overarching analysis of Smith’s work related to law and shows how Smith connected jurisprudence to moral philosophy and to economics. In this regard, the volume is unique and stands out in comparison to the many books which explore Smith’s contributions to economics. Contributions to this volume form the core of an essential research collection on Adam Smith and law by reproducing key works of scholarship in a form that permits the user to authoritatively cite the original publications; maintaining the original pagination and references.

    Adam Smith and Law

    1. C.A Cooke (1935), ‘Adam Smith and Jurisprudence’, Law Quarterly Review, 51, pp. 326-332.

    2. Neil MacCormick (1981), ‘Adam Smith on Law’, Valparaiso University Law Review, 15/12, pp. 243-263.

    3. David Lieberman (2006), ‘Adam Smith on Justice, Rights and Law’, The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith, pp.214-245.

    4. Fabritzio Simon (2013), ‘Adam Smith and the Law’, The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith, pp. 393-416.

    5. John W. Cairns (1994), ‘Adam Smith and the Role of the courts in Securing Justice and Liberty’, Adam Smith and the Philosophy of Law and Economics, Vol.20, pp.31-61.

    6. J. Ralph Lindgren (1994), ‘Adam Smith’s Treatment of Criminal Law’, Adam Smith and the Philosophy of Law and Economics, Vol. 20, pp.63-81.

    7. Kenneth A.B Mackinnon (1994), ‘Adam Smith on Delictual Liability’, Adam Smith and the Philosophy of Law and Economics, Vol 20, pp.83-112

    8. Ernest Metzger (2010), ‘Adam Smith’s Historical Jurisprudence and the "Method of the Civilians", Loyola Law Review, 56/1, pp.1-31.

    9. Christel Fricke (2011), ‘Adam Smith and "The Most Sacred Rules of Justice", The Adam Smith Review, 6, pp. 1-34

    10. Jerry Evensky (2005), ‘On the Role of Positive Law in Humankind’s Evolution, Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on Markets, Law, Ethics, and Culture, pp.59-84.

    11. W.S Holdsworth (1934-1935), ‘The Importance of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations in English History’, The University of Chicago Law Review, 2/4, pp. 533-551.

    12. Iain Mclean and Scot M. Peterson (2010), ‘Adam Smith at the Constitutional Convention’, Loyola Law Review, 56/1, pp. 95-133.

    13. Warren T. Samuels (1973), ‘Adam Smith and the Economy as a system of Power’, Review of Social Economy, 31/2, pp.123-137.

    14. Amit Ron (2008), ‘Modern Natural Law Meets the Market: The case of Adam Smith’, European Journal of Political Theory, 7/2, pp.117-136.

    15. Hugh Goodacre (2010), ‘Limited Liability and the Wealth of ‘Uncivilised Nations’: Adam Smith and the Limited to the European Enlightenment’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34, pp.857-867.

    16. Warren J. Samuels and Steven G. Medema (2006), ‘Freeing smith from the ‘Free Market’: On the Misperception of Adam Smith on the Economic Role of Government’, History of Political Economy, 37/2, pp.219-226.

    17. Amos Wiztum and Jeffrey T. Young (2006), ‘The Neglected Agent: Justice, Power and Distribution in Adam Smith’, History of Political Economy, 38/3, pp.437-471.

    18. David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart (2008), ‘Adam Smith, Collusion and ‘Right’ at the Supreme Court’, Supreme Court Economic Review, 16, pp.159-163.

    19. Robin Paul Malloy (2010), ‘Adam Smith in the Courts of the United States’, Loyola Law Review, 56/1, pp. 33-94.


    Robin Paul Malloy is E.I. White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law and Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Syracuse University, USA