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Riassunto: Adam Smith is celebrated all over the world as the author of "The Wealth of Nations" and the founder of modern economics. A few of his ideas - that of the 'Invisible Hand' of the market and that 'It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest' - have become icons of the modern world. Yet Smith saw himself primarily as a philosopher rather than an economist, and would never have predicted that the ideas for which he is now best known were his most important. This book, by one of the leading scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment, shows the extent to which "The Wealth of Nations" and Smith's other great work, "The Theory of Moral Sentiments", were part of a larger scheme to establish a grand 'Science of Man', one of the most ambitious projects of the European Enlightenment, which was to encompass law, history and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics. Nicholas Phillipson reconstructs Smith's intellectual ancestry and formation, of which he gives a radically new and convincing account. He shows what Smith took from, and what he gave to, the rapidly changing and subtly different intellectual and commercial cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh as they entered the great years of the Scottish Enlightenment. Above all he explains how far Smith's ideas developed in dialogue with those of his closest friend, the other titan of the age, David Hume. This superb biography is now the one book which anyone interested in the founder of economics must read.
L'autore: Nicholas Phillipson is Honorary Research Fellow in History at Edinburgh, where he has taught since 1965. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton, Yale, Tulsa, the Folger Library, Washington DC and the Ludwigs-Maximilian Universitat, Munich. He is co-director of a three-year Leverhulme-funded project on the Science of Man in Scotland. He was an associate editor of the New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, a founder editor of the journal Modern Intellectual History, published by the Cambridge University Press, and is a past president of the Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society.
Titolo: Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life
Casa editrice: Allen Lane
Condizione libro: Good
Descrizione libro Allen Lane. Condizione libro: Very Good. A bright, square, and overall a nice copy All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Codice libro della libreria BOS-G-8e-00255
Descrizione libro Allen Lane, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005560274
Descrizione libro Allen Lane, 2010. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP65619794
Descrizione libro Allen Lane, 2010. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP70696571
Descrizione libro Penguin Books, Limited, London, England, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition and first printing of this hardback book, which recreates Adam Smith's intellectual and mercantile world, and as published by Penguin in 2010. Size of book in inches: 9.5 x 6.25. The author has made a lifelong study of Adam Smith and he treats Smith's the 'Wealth of Nations' as the sequel to his 'Theory of Moral Sentiments'. As with all our sales of books within the UK, we only ever charge a flat standard delivery cost of £3.35. Codice libro della libreria 001528
Descrizione libro Allen Lane, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0713993960
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Adam Smith. Codice libro della libreria SKU0432502