Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well-recognised but in recent years scholars have been exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith Review is a refereed annual review that provides a unique forum for interdisciplinary debate on all aspects of his Adam Smith’s works, his place in history, and the significance of his writings for the modern world. It is aimed at facilitating debate between scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, thus emulating the transdisciplinary reach of the Enlightenment world which Smith helped to shape.
The fourth volume of the series contains contributions form a multidisciplinary range of specialists, including, Henry C. Clark, Douglas J. Den Uyl, Ryan Patrick Hanley, Neven B. Leddy, David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart, Robert Mankin, Leonidas Montes, James R. Otteson, Andrew S. Skinner, and Gloria Vivenza, who discuss:
- the sources and influences of Smith’s work in the classics, the Scottish Enlightenment and eighteenth-century France
- the Glasgow Edition of Smith’s Works and the Wealth of Nations
Table of Contents
Symposium: Adam Smith and His Sources Guest Editor: Douglas J. Den Uyl, 1. Introduction: Adam Smith and his sources Douglas J. Den Uyl, 2. Justice for the criminal: classical themes at the origin of Smithian ideas Gloria Vivenza, 3. A note on Adam Smith’s first invisible hand Gloria Vivenza, 4. Adam Smith as an eclectic Stoic Leonidas Montes, 5. Adam Smith and his sources: the evil of independence David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart, 6. Style and sentiment: Smith and Swift Ryan Patrick Hanley, 7. Shaftesbury’s evolutionary morality and its influence on Adam Smith James R. Otteson, 8. Montesquieu in Smith’s method of ‘theory and history’ Henry C. Clark, 9. Adam Smith’s moral philosophy in the context of eighteenth-century French fiction Neven B. Leddy, 10. Pins and needles: Adam Smith and the sources of the Encyclopédie Robert Mankin, 11. Commemorating 30 years of The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, Editor’s Introduction, Interview with A.S. Skinner, Symposium on the Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith, 12. Introduction Fonna Forman-Barzilai, 13. Language, Literature and Imagination Ryan Patrick Hanley, 14. The philosophical subtlety of Smith Eric Schliesser, 15. Impartiality, Utility, and Induction in Adam Smith’s Jurisprudence S. M. Amadae, 16. Whose impartiality? Which self-interest?: Adam Smith on utility, happiness, and cultural relativism Dennis C. Rasmussen, Book reviews Christel Fricke and Hans-Peter Schütt (eds.), Adam Smith als Moralphilosoph Reviewed by Keith Tribe, Response by Christel Fricke and Hans-Peter Schutt, Istvan Hont, Jealousy of Trade: International Competition and the Nation-State in Historical Perspective Reviewed by Laurence Dickey, Leonidas Montes and Eric Schliesser (eds), New Voices on Adam Smith Reviewed by Caroline Gerschlager, Response by Leonidas Montes and Eric Schliesser, Iain Mclean, Adam Smith Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century, Reviewed by Leonidas Montes, Response by Iain McLean, Tiziano Raffaelli, Ricchezza delle Nazioni: Introduzione alla lettura, Reviewed by Maria Pia Paganelli, Response by Tiziano Raffaelli, D.D. Raphael, The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy, Reviewed by Charles Larmore, Response by D.D. Raphael, Craig Smith, Adam Smith’s Political Philosophy: The Invisible Hand and Spontaneous Order, Reviewed by James R. Otteson, Response by Craig Smith, Jan Toporowski, Theories of Financial Disturbance: An Examination of Critical Theories of Finance from Adam Smith to the Present Day, Reviewed by David M. Levy, Response by Jan Toporowoski
Vivienne Brown is Professor of Intellectual History at The Open University, UK. She is the author of Adam Smith’s Discourse: Canonicity, Commerce and Conscience (1994, Routledge) and numerous articles in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals. She is the founder/editor of The Adam Smith Review on behalf of the International Adam Smith Society.