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The Adam Smith Review: Volume 9

1st Edition

Edited by Fonna Forman


352 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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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 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 ninth volume brings together leading scholars from across several disciplines to consider topics as diverse as Smith’s work in the context of scholars such as Immanuel Kant, Yan Fu and David Hume, Smith as the father of modern economics, and Smith’s views on education and trade. This volume also has a particular focus on Asia, and includes a section that presents articles from leading scholars from the region.

Table of Contents

0.1 Editorial Introduction

Fonna Forman

0.2 David Raphael (1916-2015): A Personal Appreciation

Chris Berry

1 Sorbonne Symposium: Adam Smith on Empire, the Invisible Hand and the Progress of Society

Guest Editor: Benoit Walraevens

1.1 Introduction

Benoît Walraevens

1.2 Adam Smith and Immanuel Kant as critics of Empire: International trade companies and global commerce versus

Jus Commercii, Fotini Vaki

1.3 Apoikia and Colonia – Smith’s Comments on the ‘Recent Disturbances’ in the Colonies

Roberto R. Simiqueli

1.4 Smith on the Colonialism and Republicanism of the Moderns Compared with that of the Ancients

Barry Stocker

1.5 Adam Smith's Socio-cultural Theory of Evolution: New Insights from his 1749 Lecture

Thierry Pauchant

1.6 The Idea of Historical Progress in the Transition from Enlightenment Historiography to Classical Political Economy

Nathaniel Wolloch

1.7 Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand: A brief History

Toni Vogel Carey

2 Adam Smith in International Contexts

Guest Editor: Jeng-Guo S. Chen

2.1 Introduction

Jeng-Guo S. Chen

2.2 Adam Smith and the Radical Enlightenment

Sam Fleischacker

2.3 Why Could Smith Become the Father of Modern Economics?

Tatsuya Sakamoto

2.4 Yan Fu’s Wealth of Nations: A Victorian Adam Smith in Late Qing China

Jeng-Guo S. Chen

2.5 ‘Regarding the Pain of Others’

Eun Kyung Min

2.6 Adam Smith's Early German Readers Reception, Misreception, and Critique

Fania Oz-Salzberger

2.7 Adam Smith and the Encyclopédie

Ryan Patrick Hanley

2.8 Adam Smith Scholarship in People’s Republic of China, 1949- 2013

Luo, Weidong

3 Articles

3.1 Empathy, Care, and Understanding in the Theory of Moral Sentiments

Olivia Bailey

3.2 Human Development and Social Stratification in Adam Smith

P.A. Raekstad

3.3 A Revolution’s Evolution: The View Over Time of The Wealth of Nations in China

Evan Osborne

4. Book Reviews

Edited by Craig Smith

Christopher J. Berry, The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

Reviewed by Dennis C. Rasmussen

Eamonn Butler, Adam Smith – a Primer

Reviewed by Bradley K. Hobbs

David Casassas, La Ciudad en Llamas. La vigencia del republicanismo comercial de Adam Smith

Reviewed by Maria A. Carrasco

David Casassas’s response to the review by Maria A. Carrasco

Christel Fricke and Dagfinn Føllesdal (eds.), Intersubjectivity and Objectivity in Adam Smith and Edmund Husserl.

Reviewed by Thomas Nenon

Ryan Hanley (ed.) Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiment, with an introduction by Amartya Sen

Reviewed by Neven Leddy

Ian Simpson Ross The Life of Adam Smith.

Reviewed by Maria Pia Paganelli

Routledge Library Editions: Adam Smith 5-Volume Set

Reviewed by Craig Smith

About the Editor

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.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory