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Smith, Adam 1723-1790

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Works: 3,252 works in 12,420 publications in 13 languages and 207,476 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Sources  Bibliography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, fmd, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: HB161, 330.153
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

732 editions published between 1776 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 15,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (generally referred to by the short title The Wealth of Nations) is the masterpiece of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The book is often considered to have laid the basic groundwork for modern economic theory"--Wikipedia
The theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith( Book )

414 editions published between 1759 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 6,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly edition of a work by Adam Smith. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

528 editions published between 1776 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 5,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erschienen 1776, also vor rund 240 Jahren, gilt ›Der Wohlstand der Nationen‹ nach wie vor als einer der einflussreichsten Texte der Neuzeit, als Geburtsstunde der modernen Volkswirtschaftslehre. Adam Smith (1723-1790) hat hier zentrale Konzepte der Ökonomie wie etwa die Theorie des freien Marktes oder der Arbeitsteilung entscheidend geprägt. >>Die unsichtbare Hand<< wurde zum geflügelten Wort. Diese von Georg von Wallwitz auf die zeitlos gültigen Inhalte komprimierte Ausgabe lädt dazu ein, den Standardtext der Wirtschaftswissenschaft neu oder wieder zu entdecken. (Quelle: buchhandel.de)
The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

179 editions published between 1801 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 3,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, "The Wealth of Nations" articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and Robert Reich's Introduction both clarifies Smith's analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. As Reich writes, "Smith's mind ranged over issues as fresh and topical today as they were in the late eighteenth century--jobs, wages, politics, government, trade, education, business, and ethics."
The theory of moral sentiments : or, An essay towards an analysis of the principles by which men naturally judge concerning the conduct and character, first of their neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To which is added, a dissertation on the origin of languages by Adam Smith( )

185 editions published between 1774 and 2013 in English and held by 2,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The science of Ethics has been divided by modern writers into two parts; the one comprehending the theory of Morals, and the other its practical doctrines. The questions about which the former is employed, are chiefly the two following: First, By what principle of our constitution are we led to form the notion of moral distinctions;--whether by that faculty which, in the other branches of human knowledge, perceives the distinction between truth and falsehood; or by a peculiar power of perception (called by some the Moral Sense) which is pleased with one set of qualities, and displeased-with another? Secondly, What is the proper object of moral approbation? or, in other words, What is the common quality or qualities belonging to all the different modes of virtue? Is it benevolence; or a rational sell-love; or a disposition (resulting from the ascendancy of Reason over Passion) to act suitably to the different relations in which we are placed? These two questions seem to exhaust the whole theory of Morals. The scope of the one is to ascertain the origin of our moral ideas; that of the other, to refer the phenomena of moral perception to their most simple and general laws. The practical doctrines of morality comprehend all those rules of conduct which profess to point out the proper ends of human pursuit, and the most effectual means of attaining them; to which we may add all those literary compositions, whatever be their particular form, which have for their aim to fortify and animate our good dispositions, by delineations of the beauty, of the dignity, or of the utility of Virtue. I shall not inquire at present into the justness of this division. I shall only observe, that the words Theory and Practice are not, in this instance, employed in their usual acceptations"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Adam Smith's The wealth of nations : a modern-day interpretation of an economic classic by Karen McCreadie( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations' was the first comprehensive treatment of political economy. Published in 1776, 'The Wealth of Nations' was originally released for a very specific audience; the British Parliament, setting clearly defined arguments for peace and co-operation with their troublesome colonials across the Atlantic. Today it is considered one of the most famous books ever written. Here, Smith's text is interpreted for the modern day world of finance, business and economics. Karen McCreadie's interpretation is not a substitute for the original; its purpose is simply to illustrate the timeless nature of Smith's insights by bringing them to life through 21st century examples. Given the state of our economy this brilliant interpretation couldn't be more timely."--Resource description page
Lectures on jurisprudence by Adam Smith( Book )

70 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence, originally delivered at the University of Glasgow in 1762-1763, present his "theory of the rules by which civil government ought to be directed." The chief purpose of government, according to Smith, is to preserve justice; and "the object of justice is security from injury." The state must protect the individual's right to his person, property, reputation, and social relations. Building on his Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith argues that the state must act as an impartial spectator, judging when an individual has been injured. The state must then design and apply civil and criminal laws to prevent further injuries and punish transgressors. Laws are also the means by which the state promotes public prosperity. Thus, regulations concerning trade, commerce, and production must be crafted so as to encourage rather than interfere with our productive capacities
Lectures on justice, police, revenue, and arms by Adam Smith( Book )

59 editions published between 1896 and 2017 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Adam Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of John M. Lothian{u2019}s transcription of an almost com{u00AD}plete set of a student{u2019}s notes on Smith{u2019}s lectures given at the University of Glasgow in 1762{u2013}63 brings back into print not only an important discovery but a valuable contribution to eighteenth-century rhetorical theory
The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

88 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and German and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statement and defense of capitalist economics, first published in the late eighteenth century by Scottish scholar Adam Smith
Essays on philosophical subjects by Adam Smith( Book )

98 editions published between 1795 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Dugoald Stewart's account of Adam Smith / ed. by I.S. Ross
The Market and the state : essays in honour of Adam Smith by Thomas Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

58 editions published between 1910 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This old workhorse of economics manifestos remains one of the most important books ever written in the field in its look at economic practices at the beginning of the Industrial Age
The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics
Selections from the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This carefully annotated selection features the main analysis of the operation of an economic system, the introductory chapter of the great attack on mercantilism, and portions of the analysis of the functions of the state-Books I, IV, and V. Edited by George J. Stigler, this useful volume includes an introduction and a bibliography
Adam Smith's moral and political philosophy by Adam Smith( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 1805 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1776, the year in which the American Revolution officially began, Smith's Wealth of Nations sparked a revolution of its own. In it Smith analyzes the major elements of political economy, from market pricing and the division of labor to monetary, tax, trade, and other government policies that affect economic behavior. Throughout he offers seminal arguments for free trade, free markets, and limited government. Criticizing mercantilists who sought to use the state to increase their nations' supply of precious metals, Smith points out that a nation's wealth should be measured by the well-being of its people. Prosperity in turn requires voluntary exchange of goods in a peaceful, well-ordered market. How to establish and maintain such markets? For Smith the answer lay in man's social instincts, which government may encourage by upholding social standards of decency, honesty, and virtue, but which government undermines when it unduly interferes with the intrinsically private functions of production and exchange. Social and economic order arise from the natural desires to better one's (and one's family's) lot and to gain the praise and avoid the censure of one's neighbors and business associates. Individuals behave decently and honestly because it gives them a clear conscience as well as the good reputation necessary for public approbation and sustained, profitable business relations
The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Recording )

48 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism
Adam Smith in his time and ours : designing the decent society by Jerry Z Müller( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that the Marxist project of human transformation through the elimination of self-interest and markets stands thoroughly discredited, it is time to acknowledge Adam Smith as one of the most important social thinkers of modern times. Smith's Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, argued that a market economy was not only best able to meet the material needs of the people; it also provided a moral system which relied on human nature to create order and fairness. But Smith's intentions and conclusions, much maligned by his opponents on the left, have just as often been misunderstood by his conservative defenders. Counter to the popular impression that Smith was a champion of selfishness and greed, Jerry Z. Muller shows in this powerful and provocative work of historical reconstruction that Smith hoped to promote the welfare of society as a whole, and that he wrote The Wealth of Nations to warn of the dangers to the common good posed by organized mercantile interests. And contrary to those who believe that the naked pursuit of self-interest always leads to socially beneficial results, Smith maintained that government must intervene to counteract its negative effects. Smith's analysis went beyond economics to embrace a larger "civilizing project" designed to create a more decent society. The freedom made possible by a commercial society, Smith thought, would only be desirable when coupled with supporting institutions - including the law, family, and religion - which fostered the virtues of self-control and altruism that people need to manage their new liberty. He also explained how human passions could be harnessed to that goal. In doing so, he laid the ground for much of modern social science, as he explored the unanticipated consequences of social action, the social formation of conscience, and the linkages between social, political, and economic institutions. By balancing a healthy respect for self-interest with awareness of the deeper satisfactions that arise from acting fairly and benevolently, Smith forged a middle path between those who regard self-interest as inherently immoral and those who view it as the ultimate in human motivation. Today, as lawmakers, journalists, scholars, and citizens continue to struggle with questions about the role of the market, the state, and other institutions, Muller shows why Adam Smith remains a timely and indispensable guide to the modern dilemma
 
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The theory of moral sentiments
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The theory of moral sentimentsAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nationsThe wealth of nationsThe theory of moral sentiments : or, An essay towards an analysis of the principles by which men naturally judge concerning the conduct and character, first of their neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To which is added, a dissertation on the origin of languagesAdam Smith's The wealth of nations : a modern-day interpretation of an economic classicLectures on jurisprudenceLectures on justice, police, revenue, and armsLectures on rhetoric and belles lettres
Alternative Names
Adam Smit

Adam Smith Brits auteur

Adam Smith brytyjski myśliciel

Adam Smith economista y filósofo escocés

Adam Smith filosofo ed economista scozzese

Adam Smith İskoç filozof

Adam Smith levine filosofo ed economista scozzese

Adam Smith Moral a pilosopo nga Eskoses ken pionero ti politikal nga ekonomia

Adam Smith philosophe et économiste écossais (1723-1790)

Adam Smith philosopho e economista scote

Adam Smith schottischer Moralphilosoph, Aufklärer und Begründer der klassischen Nationalökonomie

Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist

Adam Smith skota ekonomikisto kaj filozofo

Adam Smith skotsk filosof

Adam Smith skotsk økonom og moralfilosof

Adam Smith skotský ekonom a filosof

Adam Smith škótsky filozof, etik a sociológ

Ādams Smits

Adamus Smith

Goodman, George Jerome Waldo

John Smith economista y filósofo escocés

Simi, 1723-1790

Simi, Yadang 1723-1790

Smit, Adam.

Smīṯ, Ādam 1723-1790

Smitas A.

Smitas Adamas

Smith

Smith, A.

Smith, Adam

Smith, Adamo

Smith, Adamo 1723-1790

Smith А. политэконом 1723-1790

Smith политэконом

Smithi Adam

Smits, Ādams 1723-1790

Ssu-mi, Ya-tang 1723-1790

Sumisu, Adamu

Ya-tang Ssu-mi 1723-1790

Yadan Simi 1723-1790

Yadang Simi 1723-1790

Άνταμ Σμιθ Σκωτσέζος οικονομολόγος και ηθικός φιλόσοφος

Адам Смит

Адам Смит шотландский экономист, философ-этик

Адам Сміт

Адам Сміт шотландський економіст і філософ-етик

Адам Сьміт

Смит А.

Смит, А 1723-1790 политэконом

Смит А. политэконом 1723-1790

Смит Адам

Смит, Адам 1723-1790

Смит, Адам шотландский экономист, философ-этик

Смит политэконом

Эдам Сьміт

Ադամ Սմիթ

אדם סמיט

אדם סמית

אדם סמית פילוסוף וכלכלן סקוטי

סמית, אדם 1723-1790

آدام اسمیت

آدام اسمیت اقتصاددان، نویسنده، و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

آدم سمتھ

ادم سميث

آدم سميث، 1723-1790

آدم سميث عالم اقتصاد

ادم سمېت

ایڈم سمتھ

ئادەم سمیت

अ‍ॅडम स्मिथ

एडम स्मिथ

एडम स्मिथ स्कटिश नीतिवेत्ता, दार्शनिक तथा राजनीतिक अर्थशास्त्री

অ্যাডাম স্মিথ

ਐਡਮ ਸਮਿਥ

આદમ સ્મિથ

ଆଡାମ ସ୍ମିଥ

ஆடம் சிமித்

ఆడం స్మిత్

ಆಡಂ ಸ್ಮಿತ್

ಆಡಮ್ ಸ್ಮಿತ್ ಸ್ಕಾಟಿಷ್ ನೈತಿಕ ತತ್ವಜ್ಞಾನಿ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಅರ್ಥಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಜ್ಞ

ആഡം സ്മിത്ത്

ඇඩම් ස්මිත්

อดัม สมิธ

အဒမ်စမစ်

ადამ სმითი

ადამ სმითი შოტლანდიელი ფილოსოფი და ეკონომისტი

스미드, 아담 1723-1790

스미스, 아담 1723-1790

스미스, 애덤 1723-1790

애덤 스미스

አዳም ስሚስ

ᱮᱰᱟᱢ ᱤᱥᱢᱤᱛᱷ

アダム・スミス

スミス, アダム

スミスアダムス 1723-1790

亞丹斯密 1723-1790

亞當·史密斯 18世紀蘇格蘭哲學家、經濟學家

亚当·斯密

亚当・斯密 1723-1790

亚当·斯密 18世紀蘇格蘭哲學家、經濟學家

亞當史密夫

斯密, 1723-1790

斯密, 亞當

斯密亞丹

斯密亚当 1723-1790

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