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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

Adam Smith on Civility and Civil Society  

Richard Boyd

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Adam Smith is often cited as one of the intellectual forefathers of the concept of civil society. Although there is undeniable truth to this characterization, this chapter seeks to illuminate the ... More

Adam Smith on Empire and International Relations  

Edwin Van De Haar

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International affairs were a main concern for Smith, yet his views on this topic are largely overlooked or misinterpreted. As a result, the academic literature still contains many erroneous ... More

Adam Smith on Equality  

Samuel Fleischacker

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This chapter surveys recent literature arguing for and against the view that Smith was deeply egalitarian, and then examines both the elements of Smith’s texts that lend support to such a view, and ... More

Adam Smith on Labour and Capital  

Tony Aspromourgos

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In its most fundamental, constructive parts devoted to descriptive theory, is first and foremost an account of the causes of economic growth and development. Smith’s theory of economic development ... More

Adam Smith On Language and Rhetoric: The Ethics of Style, Character, and Propriety  

C. Jan Swearingen

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An examination of Smith’s and as complementary to one another and as refinements in earlier eighteenth-century revisions of rhetorical theory and moral philosophy. Smith’s scientific approach to ... More

Adam Smith on Money, Banking, and the Price Level  

Hugh Rockoff

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Adam Smith paid considerable attention to the problems of money, banking, and the price level in . Smith favoured private ownership and competition in banking, but he also favoured several legal ... More

Adam Smith on Religion  

Gavin Kennedy

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This chapter discusses the relevance of Smith’s biography and his published writings, in , , and his posthumous (1795), and discerns a hidden Adam Smith, contrary to his public religiosity. His ... More

Adam Smith on Value and Prices  

Nerio Naldi

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This chapter considers the evolution of the way Smith presented his analysis of value and prices from the to and its importance to understand the structure that that analysis assumes in , where it ... More

Adam Smith on Women  

Maureen Harkin

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Women are largely absent from the economic system Smith lays out in . This account of women in Smith thus focuses primarily on analysis of and its discussion of women as subjects and objects of ... More

Adam Smith's Aesthetics  

Catherine Labio

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This chapter surveys Smith’s complete works and addresses three distinct but related questions: (1) What are the main thrusts of his writings on art and literature? (2) Did aesthetic thinking help ... More

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