1st Edition

Adam Smith's Sociological Economics





ISBN 9781138865457
Published April 7, 2015 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1976, this book provides an interdiciplinary study fo the thoughts of Adam Smith, showing it particular how the link between economic basis and social superstructure was central to his work. The work is split into six sections, dividing Smith's views along the following lines: 'methology', 'conduct and character', 'consumer behaviour', 'the upper classes', 'the lower classes', and finally 'the State'.

Table of Contents

 Part 1: Introduction  Part 2: Methodology  1. Epistemology  2. Scientific Method  3. Aesthetics  4. Science and Social Science  Part 3: Conduct and Character  5. Conduct  6. Benevolence and the Sacred  7. Character  Part 4: Consumer Behaviour  8. Consumption and Social Status  9. Tranquility, Ambition and Progress  Part 5: The Upper Classes  10. Aristocracy, Clergy and Feudalism  11. Historical Evolution  12. Clergy and Commerce  Part 6: The Lower Classes  13. The Division of Labour  14. Value, Distribution and Solidarity  15. The Sense of Exploitation  16. Employment and Standards of Living  Part 7: The State  17. Balance of Interest and Balance of Power  18. The Case Against the State  19. The Scope for Intervention

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