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Smith, Adam 1723-1790

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Works: 2,907 works in 11,421 publications in 13 languages and 200,605 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Sources  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Director
Classifications: HB161, 330.153
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

1,876 editions published between 1761 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 15,460 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 wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

163 editions published between 1801 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics
Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Adam Smith( Book )

72 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,436 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 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( Book )

268 editions published between 1767 and 2013 in English and held by 1,135 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)
Lectures on jurisprudence by Adam Smith( Book )

67 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 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
Essays on philosophical subjects by Adam Smith( Book )

142 editions published between 1795 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Dugoald Stewart's account of Adam Smith / ed. by I.S. Ross
The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

93 editions published between 1825 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statement and defense of capitalist economics, first published in the late eighteenth century by Scottish scholar Adam Smith
Lectures on justice, police, revenue, and arms by Adam Smith( Book )

66 editions published between 1896 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Market and the state : essays in honour of Adam Smith by Thomas Wilson( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's moral and political philosophy by Adam Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Recording )

44 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundatino of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism
The early writings of Adam Smith by Adam Smith( Book )

16 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface to William Hamilton's 'Poems on several occasions, 1748 ; Articles in the Edinburgh Review of 1755 ; Essays on philosophical subjects, 1795 ; Considerations concerning the first formation of languagues, 1761
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

55 editions published between 1806 and 1980 in English and German and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

68 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guo fu lun by Adam Smith( Book )

60 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou ci ti chu le quan mian xi tong de jing ji xue shuo, wei gai ling yu de fa zhan dian ding le jian shi de ji chu, ta shi xian dai zheng zhi jing ji xue yan jiu de qi dian. ta gai gua le gu dian zheng zhi jing ji xue zai xing cheng jie duan de li lun cheng jiu, zui zao xi tong di chan shu le zheng zhi jing ji xue de ge ge zhu yao xue shuo, biao zhi zhe zi you zi ben zhu yi shi dai de dao lai
Adam Smith's The wealth of nations : a modern-day interpretation of an economic classic by Karen McCreadie( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 43 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
Adam Smith in his time and ours : designing the decent society by Jerry Z Muller( 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
Life of Adam Smith by John Rae( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn more about Adam Smith, the groundbreaking philosopher who played an important role in originating the study of economics and gave us many of the concepts that still govern the market today. Written by John Rae, this biography details Smith's early life in Scotland and his later rise to academic renown, as well as the events and influences that led him to produce masterworks like The Wealth of Nations
The life of Adam Smith by Ian Simpson Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, the first full-scale biography of Adam Smith for a hundred years, Ian Simpson Ross brings his subject into historical light as a thinker and author by examining his family circumstance, education, career, and social and intellectual circle, including David Hume and Francois Quesnay. Smith's life is revealed through his correspondence, archival documents, the reports of contemporaries, and the record of his publications. This is the life of a Scottish moral philosopher whose legacy of thought concerns and affects us all. Its lively and informed account will appeal to those interested in the social and intellectual milieu of the eighteenth century, and in Scottish history. Economists and philosophers will find much to read about the history of their disciplines, supported by full documentation
Recherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations by Adam Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1786 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations
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 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 skotsk filosof

Adam Smith skotsk økonom og moralfilosof

Ādams Smits

Adamus Smith

Goodman, George Jerome Waldo

Simi, 1723-1790

Simi, Yadang 1723-1790

Smit, Adam.

Smīṯ, Ādam 1723-1790

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 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

ادم سمېت

ایڈم سمتھ

ئادەم سمیت

अ‍ॅडम स्मिथ

एडम स्मिथ

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

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

亚当·斯密

亚当・斯密 1723-1790

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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The wealth of nationsLectures on rhetoric and belles lettresThe 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 languagesLectures on jurisprudenceEssays on philosophical subjectsThe wealth of nationsLectures on justice, police, revenue, and armsThe wealth of nations