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Adam Smith and Early-Modern Thought  

Christopher J. Berry

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Using Smith’s own references to thinkers he identifies as significant pioneers, the chapter presents a synoptic and necessarily gross-grained selective survey. It pays particular attention to the ... More

Adam Smith and Marx  

Spencer Pack

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This chapter outlines Marx’s general attitude towards Smith. It argues that Marx was a close reader of and that he generally admired Smith’s work. The chapter outlines how Marx criticizes various ... More

Adam Smith and Rousseau: Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment  

Dennis C. Rasmussen

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Adam Smith was arguably the first great Enlightenment thinker to offer a thorough and considered response to the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the first great Counter-Enlightenment thinker. As ... More

Adam Smith and Self-Interest  

Eugene Heath

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The concepts of self-interest and self-love feature prominently in both and . Various notions of self-preservation, self-interest, and self-love are distinguished, and it is shown how self-love ... More

Adam Smith and the Law  

Fabrizio Simon

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This chapter examines Adam Smith’s reflection on the Law in his main works. Particular attention is paid to the difference between Smith’s thought and the Juridical Enlightenment. Smithian ... More

Adam Smith and The Limits of Sympathy  

Duncan Kelly

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Adam Smith’s work on moral sentiments is part of his much wider project of a science of man. And his most developed account of sympathy and sociability, provided in , actually provides the central ... More

Adam Smith and the New Right  

Craig Smith

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Adam Smith’s fame as the ‘founder’ of economics has led to him being claimed as an inspiration by many subsequent thinkers. This chapter examines the claims of a particular group of thinkers who have ... More

Adam Smith and the State: Language and Reform  

David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart

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This chapter focuses on the role of temporal scarcity and language in reform. These are linked because language lies at the foundation of Smith’s account of a society in which the scarcity of time ... More

Adam Smith and Virtue  

Ryan Patrick Hanley

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Thanks to several recent studies, we now understand better than ever the place that virtue has in Smith’s larger economic and political system, the sources on which he drew in developing his theory ... More

Adam Smith As Critic  

James Chandler

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Though not best known for his work in criticism, Smith spent much of his later life on a major treatise on the ‘imitative arts’, which may have included the ‘Essay on the Imitative Arts’, ... More

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