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Riches and Poverty An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1750-1834

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ISBN-10: 0521559200

ISBN-13: 9780521559201

Edition: 1996

Authors: Donald Winch, Lorraine Daston, Dorothy Ross, Quentin Skinner, James Tully

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In Riches and Poverty, Donald Winch explores the implications of a fundamental and influential idea in political economy. Adam Smiths science of the legislator provided a key to studying the rich and poor in commercial societies, transformed an ancient debate on luxury and inequality, and furnished a basis for assessing the American and French revolutions. Against this background, Britain embarked on its career as the first manufacturing nation, and Malthus made his first contributions to a debate which concluded with the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. Malthus provoked fierce opposition from the Lake poets, opening an intellectual rift that persisted throughout the nineteenth century and…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 5.94" wide x 8.90" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.430

Lorraine Daston is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at the Humboldt-Universit�t, Berlin.Gregg Mitman is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and professor of medical history and science and technology studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

After Adam Smith: prologue
Adam Smith's Science of the Legislator
An excessive solicitude for posthumous reputation
The secret concatenation
The wisdom of Solomon
Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and Factious Citizens
Contested affinities
The loss of regal government
Burke's creed: politics, chivalry, and superstition
The labouring poor
Robert Malthus as Political Moralist
Imminence and immediacy: initial bearings
New and extraordinary lights
Rather a matter of feeling than argument
A manufacturing animal: things not persons?
The bountiful gift of providence
Last things and other legacies