Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well-recognized 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 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.
The sixth volume of the series contains contributions from specialists across a range of disciplines, including Vivienne Brown, Maria Alejandra Carrasco, Douglas J. Den Uyl, John Elster, Niall Ferguson, Samuel Fleischacker, Christel Fricke, Lisa Hill, Duncan Kelly, Karl Ove Moene, John O’Neill, Maria Pia Paganelli, Alessandro Roncaglia, Carola Freiin von Villiez, and Jonathan B. Wight.
Topics examined include:
- Smith and the conditions of a moral society
- The fate of Anglo-American capitalism
- Smith and Shaftesbury
Table of Contents
Part 1: Symposium: AS + Conditions of a Moral Society 1.1 Introduction Christel Fricke 1.2 From Psychology to Moral Normativity Maria Alejandra Carrasco 1.3 Adam Smith’s Story of Moral Progress Carola Freiin von Villiez 1.4 Adam Smith and ‘the most sacred rules of justice’ Christel Fricke 1.5 True to Ourselves? - Adam Smith on Self-Deceit Samuel Fleischacker 1.6 Propriety, Persuasion and Political Theory Duncan Kelly 1.7 Social Distance and the New Strangership in Adam Smith Lisa Hill 1.8 The Political Economy of Recognition John O’Neill 1.9 Reciprocity in Seneca and Adam Smith Jon Elster 1.10 Intersubjectivity, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Prisoners’ Dilemma Vivienne Brown 1.11 The Moral Sentiments of Wealth of Nations Karl Ove Moene Part 2: Shaftesbury 2.1 Das Shaftesbury Problem Douglas J. Den Uyl Commentary: 2.2 Response to Douglas J. Den Uyl’s "Das Shaftesbury Problem" James R. Otteson 2.3 Another Response to Douglas J. Den Uyl’s "Das Shaftesbury Problem" Ryan Patrick Hanley Part 3: Anglo-American Capitalism Guest Editor: Sandra Peart 3.1 Introduction: Sandra Peart 3.2 Upon Daedalian Wings of Paper Money: Adam Smith and the Crisis of 1772 Hugh Rockoff 3.3 Is a Beautiful System Dying? A Possible Smithian Take on the Financial Crisis Maria Pia Paganelli 3.4 What Do We Mean By ‘Anglo-American Capitalism’? Alessandro Roncaglia 3.5 Freedom, Efficiency, and Concern: Smith’s Future, and Ours Robert Urquhart 3.6 Institutional Divergence in Economic Development Jonathan B. Wight 3.7 Too Big to Live? Why We Must Stamp Out State Monopoly Capitalism Niall Ferguson Part 4: Book Reviews 4.1 Tony Aspromourgos, The Science of Wealth; Adam Smith and the Framing of Political Economy 4.1.1 Reviewed by Jeffrey T. Young 4.1.2 Response by Tony Aspromourgos 4.2 Magali Bessone and Michaël Biziou (eds.), Adam Smith philosophe. De la morale à l’économie ou philosophie du libéralisme 4.2.1 Reviewed by Sergio Cremaschi 4.2.2 Response by Magali Bessone and Michaël Biziou 4.3 Gavin Kennedy, Adam Smith: A Moral Philosopher and his Political Economy 4.3.1 Reviewed by Michael J. Clark 4.3.2 Response by Gavin Kennedy 4.4 Deepak Lal, Reviving the Invisible Hand: The Case for Classical Liberalism in the Twenty-First Century 4.4.1 Reviewed by Paul Gunn 4.5 Stephen J. McKenna, Adam Smith: The Rhetoric of Propriety 4.5.1 Reviewed by Catherine Labio 4.5.2 Response by Stephen J. McKenna
Fonna Forman-Barzilai is Associate Professor of Political Theory at University of California, San Diego, USA. She is editor of The Adam Smith Review on behalf of the International Adam Smith Society.