ISBN-10: 0691154058

ISBN-13: 9780691154053

Adam Smith (1723-90) might be most sensible referred to as one of many first champions of the unfastened marketplace and is commonly considered as the founder of capitalism. From his rules concerning the promise and pitfalls of globalization to his steadfast trust within the upkeep of human dignity, his paintings is as proper this day because it was once within the eighteenth century. the following, Ryan Hanley brings jointly many of the world's best students from throughout numerous disciplines to provide new views on Smith's lifestyles, notion, and enduring legacy.

Contributors supply succinct and available discussions of Smith's landmark works and the old context during which he wrote them, the center strategies of Smith's social imaginative and prescient, and the lasting influence of Smith's rules in either academia and the wider international. They exhibit different aspects 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 unfastened markets but in addition as a philosopher whose certain standpoint encompasses broader commitments to advantage, justice, equality, and freedom.

An crucial advent to Adam Smith's existence and paintings, this incisive and thought-provoking ebook positive factors contributions from prime figures reminiscent of Nicholas Phillipson, Amartya Sen, and John C. Bogle. It demonstrates how Smith's undying insights converse to modern matters reminiscent of development within the constructing global and the way forward for unfastened exchange, and the way his effect extends to fields starting from literature and philosophy to faith and legislation.

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