Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well recognised, but scholars have recently been exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith Review is a rigorously refereed annual review that provides a unique forum for interdisciplinary debate on all aspects of Adam Smith’s works, his place in history, and the significance of his writings to the modern world. It is aimed at facilitating debate between scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, thus emulating the reach of the Enlightenment world which Smith helped to shape.
This eleventh volume brings together leading scholars from across several disciplines, and offers a particular focus on Smith and Rousseau. There is also an emphasis throughout the volume on the relationship between Smith’s work and that of other key thinkers such as Malthus, Newton, Freud and Sen.
Table of Contents
From the editor. Donald Winch, Adam Smith and Intellectual History: Richard Whatmore. Nicholas Phillipson 1937–2018: James Harris. In Memory of Nick Phillipson: Jeng-Guo S. Chen. Smith and Rousseau; Guest Editor: Craig Smith. Symposium on Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Craig Smith. Rousseau and Julie von Bondeli on the moral sense: Christopher Kelly and Heather Pangle. Smith, Rousseau and Cato the yonger: Gloria Vivenza. Rousseau's influence on Smith's theory of unintended consequences, the invisible hand and Smith's understanding of history: Spencer J. Pack. Speech, the affective, and the insult in not being believed: Rousseau and Adam Smith: Byron Davies. Smith and Rousseau on imitation and impassioned musical expression: the challenge of instrumental music in the second half of the eighteenth century: Kris Worsley. Rousseau and Smith in the Age of Imagination: Iago Ramos. Of shame and poverty; and on misreading Sen and Adam Smith. Of shame and poverty; and on misreading Sen and Adam Smith: K. I. MacDonald. Articles. Adam Smith’s Humean attitude towards science: illustrated by "The History of Astronomy": Erik W. Matson. Thomas Robert Malthus and His unrealized edition of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations: Taro Hisamatsu. Adam Smith’s Newtonian ideals: Toni Vogel Carey. Smith and Freud’s use of pain and pleasure as human motivations in morality: Şule Özler and Paul A. Gabrinetti. Adam Smith’s science of commerce: the effect of communication: Shinji Nohara. Report on work in the Smith archives. Adam Smith's library: recent work on his books and marginalia: Nicholas Phillipson, Shinji Nohara, and Craig Smith.
Fonna Forman is Associate Professor of Political Science and Founding Co-Director of the Center on Global Justice and the Blum Cross-Border Initiative at the University of California, San Diego, USA. She is Editor of The Adam Smith Review on behalf of the Adam Smith Society.