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Property Markets and the State in Adam Smith's System

1st Edition

By Robert Boyden Lamb


478 pages

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This book, first published in 1987, is an attempt to explain Adam Smith’s theory of property. The author examines Smith’s theory in the context of The Wealth of Nations, and explores what Smith said, what he really meant, and what can be logically deduced from it. This title will be of interest to students of economic thought.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Property during Adam Smith’s Lifetime: A Brief Survey 3. The Influence of John Locke on Adam Smith’s Theory of Property 4. Property in Adam Smith’s System of Moral Philosophy 5. Origin of Property: Conjecture or History 6. Alienation of Property: The Market 7. Alienation of Property: The Effect upon Individuals 8. Existing Government: Theory and Practice 9. Future Property Relations: Prescriptions and Projections 10. Objectives of Government 11. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The History of Economic Thought

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1925 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the history of economic thought. The volumes encompass many different schools of economic thought, with a focus on individual economic thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith and Piero Sraffa. This set will be of interest to students of economics, particularly students of the history of economic thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory