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Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith

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ISBN-10: 0521779243

ISBN-13: 9780521779241

Edition: 2005

Authors: Knud Haakonssen

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Although Adam Smith is best known as the founder of scientific economics and an early proponent of the modern market economy, political economy is only one part of his comprehensive intellectual system. Consisting of a theory of mind and its functions in language, arts, science and social intercourse, Smith's system was a towering contribution to the Scottish Enlightenment. This Companion provides an up-to-date examination of all aspects of Smith's thought. Collectively, the essays take into account his multiple contexts--Scottish, British, European, Atlantic, biographical, institutional, political and philosophical.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232

Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews and a Long-term Fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt. His books include <I The Science of a Legislator</I (Cambridge University Press, 1981), <I Natural Law and Moral Philosophy</I (Cambridge University Press, 1996), and editions of Hume, Hutcheson, Reid and Smith. He is General Editor of the Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid.

List of Contributors
Method of Citation
Introduction: The Coherence of Smith's Thought
Imagination: Morals, Science, and Arts
Adam Smith, Belletrist
Adam Smith's Theory of Language
Smith and Science
Smith on Ingenuity, Pleasure, and the Imitative Arts
Sympathy and the Impartial Spectator
Virtues, Utility, and Rules
Adam Smith on Justice, Rights, and Law
Self-Interest and Other Interests
Adam Smith and History
Adam Smith's Politics
Adam Smith's Economics
The Legacy of Adam Smith
Bibliography
Index