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1st Edition

New Voices on Adam Smith

ISBN 9780415494151
Published February 18, 2009 by Routledge
386 Pages

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Book Description

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of academic interest in Adam Smith. As a consequence, a large number of PhD dissertations on Smith have been written by international scholars - in different languages, and in many diverse disciplines, including economics, women’s studies, philosophy, science studies, political theory and english literature: diversity which has enriched the area of study. 

In response to this activity, and in order to making these contributions more easily accessible to other Smith scholars, Leonidas Montes and Eric Schliesser have edited this important new book.  Of interest to Smith scholars and those interested in the history of economic thought in general, the contributions to this book are self-consciously interdisciplinary and skilfully employ many different methodologies.

Table of Contents

1. Nature Needs Help: Providentialism and Statesmanship in Adam Smith  2. A View from Somewhere: Adam Smith and the Historicity of Moral Judgement  3. Adam Smith, Aristotelian  4. Re-Examining Systemic Legal Change in Smith’s Model of Society  5. Adam Smith and His Contemporary Feminist Discontents  6. True Happiness Costs Little; Happiness and Wealth in Adam Smith's Thought  7. Adam Smith’s Theism  8. Beautiful and Orderly Systems: Adam Smith on the Aesthetics of Political Improvement  9. The Meaning and Philosophical Implications of Smith’s Concepts of Propriety and Self-command  10. Adam Smith and the Daedalian Wings of Paper Money 11. Making the Invisible Hand Visible: Adam Smith's Conception of Philosophy  12. Adam Smith on Progress and Knowledge

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Leonidas Montes is Associate Professor of Economics at the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile. Eric Schliesser is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of Syracuse University, USA.