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Adam Smith Review Volume III (The Adam Smith Review) by Vivienne Brown

By Vivienne Brown

Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well-recognised yet lately students were exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well-recognized yet in recent times students were exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith overview presents a different discussion board for interdisciplinary debate on all facets of Adam Smith's works, his position in heritage, and the importance of his writings for the fashionable international. it really is aimed toward facilitating debate among students operating around the humanities and social sciences, therefore emulating the transdisciplinary achieve of the Enlightenment international which Smith helped to form. The 3rd quantity of this refereed sequence comprises contributions from a multidisciplinary diversity of experts, together with Anthony Brewer, Alexandra Hyard, Charles G. Leathers and J. Patrick Raines, F.P. Lock, D.D. Raphael, Pedro N. Teixeira, Gloria Vivenza, Jack Russell Weinstein, and Donald Winch, who speak about such issues as: · the impact of the Glasgow version of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith · reading the ‘man of process’ within the 6th variation of the speculation of ethical Sentiments · Adam Smith and schooling · Adam Smith’s economics

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Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, London: T. Nelson & Sons. —— (1893–1901) Principles of Political Economy, 3 vols, London: A. and C. Black. —— (1909) A Project of Empire: A Critical Study of the Economics of Imperialism, with Special Reference to the Ideas of Adam Smith, London: Macmillan. ) (1894–99) Dictionary of Political Economy, 3 vols, London: Macmillan. Rae, J. (1894) Eight Hours for Work, London: Macmillan. —— (1895) Life of Adam Smith, London: Macmillan; reprinted 1965 (see Viner 1965).

172). 23 The emphasis on logical defects suggests the influence of Jevons, for whom Mill was a prime example of contradictory reasoning. 24 Or as Foxwell put it: ‘. . by a singular irony of fate, it happened that Ricardo, by this imperfect presentation of economic doctrine, did more than any intentionally socialist writer to sap the foundations of that form of society which he was trying to explain, and which he believed to be the typical and natural, if not, indeed, the ideal social state’ (Foxwell 1899: xli–xlii).

Foxwell to Macmillan, 29 Jan. 1894). Foxwell went on to give the following advice as to why Macmillan & Company should enter this field: There is a special reason why you should publish it. It might be said that you were hostile to the popular socialistic school. Swan Sonnenschein publishes most books of this class. But it would not be for your advantage to alienate unnecessarily a class of reader more interested than any other in economic questions; and there is just the possibility that you might do this if you took too straitly orthodox a line.

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