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.
1. Nature Needs Help: Providentialism and Statesmanship in Adam Smith, Lauren E. Brubaker, 2. A View from Somewhere: Adam Smith and the Historicity of Moral Judgement, Fonna Forman-Barzilai, 3. Adam Smith, Aristotelian, Ryan Patrick Hanley, 4. Re-examining Systemic Legal Change in Smith’s Model of Society, Kirk Douglas Johnson, 5. Adam Smith and His Contemporary Feminist Discontents, Edith Kuiper, 6. True happiness costs little; Happiness and Wealth in Adam Smith's Thought, Sandrine Leloup, 7. Adam Smith’s Theism, Brendan Patrick Long, 8. Beautiful and Orderly Systems: Adam Smith on the Aesthetics of Political Improvement, Robert E. Mitchell, 9. The Meaning and Philosophical Implications of Smith’s Concepts of Propriety and Self-command, Leonidas Montes, 10. Adam Smith and the Daedalian Wings of Paper Money, Maria Pia Paganelli, 11. Making the Invisible Hand Visible: Adam Smith's Conception of Philosophy, Eric Schliesser, 12. Adam Smith on Progress and Knowledge, Craig Smith