By Ryan Patrick Hanley

ISBN-10: 0691154058

ISBN-13: 9780691154053

Adam Smith (1723–90) is likely to be most sensible referred to as one of many first champions of the unfastened marketplace and is greatly considered as the founder of capitalism. From his principles concerning the promise and pitfalls of globalization to his steadfast trust within the upkeep of human dignity, his paintings is as suitable this day because it was once within the eighteenth century. the following, Ryan Hanley brings jointly a number of the world's most interesting students from throughout a number of disciplines to provide new views on Smith’s existence, idea, and enduring legacy.

Contributors offer succinct and available discussions of Smith’s landmark works and the old context during which he wrote them, the middle options of Smith’s social imaginative and prescient, and the lasting effect of Smith’s rules in either academia and the wider global. They exhibit different facets of Smith past the standard portrayal of him because the writer of the invisible hand, emphasizing his deep pursuits in such fields as rhetoric, ethics, and jurisprudence. Smith emerges not only as a champion of loose markets but additionally as a philosopher whose specific standpoint encompasses broader commitments to advantage, justice, equality, and freedom.

An crucial advent to Adam Smith’s lifestyles and paintings, this incisive and thought-provoking ebook beneficial properties contributions from top figures akin to Nicholas Phillipson, Amartya Sen, and John C. Bogle. It demonstrates how Smith’s undying insights converse to modern matters comparable to progress within the constructing international and the way forward for unfastened exchange, and the way his impact extends to fields starting from literature and philosophy to faith and law.

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