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Author Kennedy, Gavin.

Title Adam Smith : a moral philosopher and his political economy / Gavin Kennedy
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages)
Series Great thinkers in economics series
Great thinkers in economics series.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 General Introduction: Why Adam Smith?; 2 'sufficient proofs of his fitness'; 3 'in the first ages of society'; 4 'so weak and imperfect a creature as man'; 5 'general principles of law and government'; 6 'a certain propensity in human nature'; 7 'had the original state of things continued'; 8 'at last the age of commerce arises'; 9 'setting to work industrious people'; 10 'increasing the fund for productive hands'; 11 'a very violent attack'; 12 'an invisible hand'; 13 'peace, easy taxes, and justice'; 14 Adam Smith's Legacy; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book presents the authentic Adam Smith and explores his underlying approach and radical thinking, aiming to re-establish his original intentions. The book provides a crucial reminder of how relevant Adam Smith was in his own time, and how relevant he remains as we experience the worldwide spread of opulence today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277) and index
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Subject Smith, Adam, 1723-1790.
Economists -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230227546 (electronic bk.)
9780230227545 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)