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Adam Smith's Political Philosophy: The Invisible Hand and Spontaneous Order
 

Adam Smith's Political Philosophy: The Invisible Hand and Spontaneous Order (Paperback)

By Smith, Craig

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When Adam Smith published his celebrated writings on economics and moral philosophy he famously referred to the operation of an 'invisible hand'. Adam Smith's Political Philosophy makes visible this hand by examining its significance in Smith's political philosophy and relating i...t to similar concepts used by other philosophers, thus revealing a distinctive approach to social theory that stresses the importance of the unintended consequences of human action. The first book to examine the history of Smith's political philosophy from this perspective, this work introduces greater conceptual clarity to the discussion of the invisible hand and the related notion of unintended order in the work of Smith, as well as in political theory more generally. By examining the application of spontaneous order ideas in the work of Smith, Hume, Hayek and Popper, this important volume traces similarities in approach, and from these constructs a conceptual, composite model of an invisible hand argument. While setting out a clear framework of the idea of spontaneous order, the book also builds the case for using this as an explanatory social theory, with chapters on its application in the fields of science, moral philosophy, law and government.
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ISBN 9780415845847
Released NZ 25 Oct 2013
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
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ISBN-13 9780415845847
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 25 Oct 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Craig
Series Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
Category Liberalism & Centre Democratic Ideologies
Economics
Economic Theory & Philosophy
Number of Pages 220
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 320.512092
Weight 318g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;College/higher education

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