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The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith
 

The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith (Paperback)

Edited by Berry, Christopher J. (Professor Emeritus (Political Theory), University of Glasgow)
Edited by Paganelli, Maria Pia
Edited by Smith, Craig

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Adam Smith (1723-90) is a thinker with a distinctive perspective on human behaviour and social institutions. He is best known as the author of the An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). Yet his work is name-checked more often than it is read and th...en typically it is of an uninformed nature; that he is an apologist for capitalism, a forceful promoter of self-interest, a defender of greed and a critic of any 'interference' in market transactions. To offset this caricature, this Handbook provides an informed portrait. Drawing on the expertise of leading Smith scholars from around the world, it reflects the depth and breadth of Smith's intellectual interests. After an introductory outline chapter on Smith's life and times, the volume comprises 28 new essays divided into seven parts. Five sections are devoted to particular themes in Smith's corpus - his views on Language, Art and Culture; his Moral Philosophy; his Economic thought, his discussions of History and Politics and his analyses of Social Relations. These five parts are framed by one that focuses on the immediate and proximate sources of his thought and the final one that recognizes Smith's status as a thinker of world-historical significance - indicating both his posthumous impact and influence and his contemporary resonance. While each chapter is a discrete contribution to scholarship, the Handbook comprises a composite whole to enable the full range of Smith's work to be appreciated.
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ISBN 9780198753032
Released NZ 29 Jan 2016
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
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Series Oxford Handbooks
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ISBN-13 9780198753032
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 29 Jan 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Edited by Berry, Christopher J. (Professor Emeritus (Political Theory), University of Glasgow)
Edited by Paganelli, Maria Pia
Edited by Smith, Craig
Series Oxford Handbooks
Category Economic History
Social & Political Philosophy
Political Science & Theory
Economic Theory & Philosophy
Number of Pages 646
Dimensions Width: 169mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 330.153
Weight 1,112g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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