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Otteson, James R.

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Works: 28 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 5,435 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about James R Otteson
 
Most widely held works by James R Otteson
Adam Smith's marketplace of life by James R Otteson( )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Adam Smith wrote two books, one about economics and the other about morality. His Wealth of Nations argues for a largely free-market economy, while his Theory of Moral Sentiments argues that human morality develops out of a mutual sympathy that people seek with one another. How do these books go together? How do markets and morality mix? James Otteson provides a comprehensive examination and interpretation of Smith's moral theory and shows how his conception of the nature of morality applies to his understanding of markets, language and other social institutions. Considering Smith's notions of natural sympathy, the impartial spectator, human nature, and human conscience the author also addresses the issue of whether Smith thinks that moral judgments enjoy a transcendent sanction. James Otteson sees Smith's theory of morality as an institution that develops unintentionally but nevertheless in an orderly way according to a market model
What Adam Smith knew : moral lessons on capitalism from its greatest champions and fiercest opponents by James R Otteson( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What exactly is capitalism, and why do its advocates support it? What are the main objections to capitalism that have been raised by its critics? Are there moral reasons to support capitalism, or to oppose it? In this time of globalization and economic turbulence, these questions could not be more timely or more important. This book provides some answers through seminal readings on the nature, purpose, and effects of capitalism as understood by its most influential expositors, both historical and contemporary. In addition to Adam Smith himself, the selections gathered here include essays and excerpts by thinkers ranging from Locke and Rousseau to Hayek and Cass Sunstein. All are chosen and arranged to highlight the ways that capitalism bears on a set of fundamental human concerns: liberty, equality, social order, virtue and motivation. If you want to develop an informed judgment about whether markets and morality mix, this anthology is a good place to begin
Adam Smith by James R Otteson( )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) was as a pioneer of political economy. In fact, his economic thought became the foundation of classical economics and his key work, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, is considered to be the first modern work in economics. For Smith, a free competition environment was the best way to foster economic development that would work in accordance with natural laws. The framework he set up to explain the free market remains true to this day
Actual ethics by James R Otteson( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Actual Ethics offers a moral defense of the "classical liberal" political tradition and applies it to several of today's vexing moral and political issues. James Otteson argues that a Kantian conception of personhood and an Aristotelian conception of judgment are compatible and even complementary. He shows why they are morally attractive, and perhaps most controversially, when combined, they imply a limited, classical liberal political state."--Jacket
Adam Smith : Selected Philosophical Writings by James R Otteson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith (1723?90) studied under Francis Hutcheson at the University of Glasgow, befriended David Hume while lecturing on rhetoric and jurisprudence in Edinburgh, was elected Professor of Logic, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Vice-rector, and eventually Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow, and, along with Hutcheson, Hume, and a few others, went on to become one of the chief figures of the astonishing period of learning known as the Scottish Enlightenment. He is the author of two books
The End of Socialism by James R Otteson( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The End of Socialism explores the exact nature of the practical difficulties socialism faces and examines how its moral ideals can guide policy"--
Adam Smith : selected philosophical writings by Adam Smith( )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Levellers : Overton, Walwyn and Lilburne by Richard Overton( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honorable business : a framework for business in a just and humane society by James R Otteson( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The levellers : contemporary responses( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of Richard Overton by Richard Overton( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of William Walwyn by William Walwyn( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith : major conservative and liberal thinkers by James R Otteson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unintended order of morality : Adam Smith and David Hume on the development of moral standards by James R Otteson( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith : selected philosophical writings ; ed. and introd. by James R. Otteson by Adam Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of John Lilburne by John Lilburne( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The levellers : miscellaneous writings by John Lilburne( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The F.A. Hayek essay competition : prize winnig essays by James R Otteson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected philosophical writings by Adam Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The end of socialism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Jim Otteson's presentation is based on his recently released book The end of socialism, which explores socialism as a system of political economy--that is, from the perspectives of both moral philosophy and economic theory. His book examines the exact nature of the practical difficulties socialism faces, which turn out to be greater than one might initially suppose, and then asks whether the moral ideals it champions--equality, fairness, and community--are important enough to warrant attempts to overcome these difficulties nonetheless, especially in light of the alleged moral failings of capitalism. The result is an examination of the "end of socialism," both in the sense of the moral goals it proposes and in the results of its unfolding logic
 
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Adam Smith's marketplace of life
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Adam SmithActual ethicsAdam Smith : selected philosophical writingsThe Levellers : Overton, Walwyn and LilburneThe levellers : contemporary responsesAdam Smith : selected philosophical writings ; ed. and introd. by James R. OttesonThe levellers : miscellaneous writingsSelected philosophical writings
Alternative Names
James Otteson American philosopher

James Otteson filósofo estadounidense

Otteson, James

Otteson, James 1968-

Languages
English (94)