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Smith, Adam 1723-1790

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Works: 3,970 works in 14,205 publications in 16 languages and 232,878 library holdings
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Classifications: HB161, 330.153
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

1,318 editions published between 1776 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 18,837 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 )

361 editions published between 1759 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 6,628 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
Recherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations by Adam Smith( )

518 editions published between 1779 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 4,622 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( )

99 editions published between 1901 and 2020 in English and held by 2,616 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 Introduction by Robert Reich ₅ Commentary by R.H. Campbell and A.S. Skinner ₅
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( )

168 editions published between 1774 and 1997 in English and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While nominally a work of moral philosophy, this 18th-century work by philosopher and economist Adam Smith provided underpinnings for his later works, including The Wealth of Nations
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

87 editions published between 1778 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 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
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

30 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thoughtful new abridgment is enriched by the brilliant commentary which accompanies it. In it, Laurence Dickey argues that the Wealth of Nations contains--and conceals--a great deal of how Smith actually thought a commercial society works. Guided by his conviction that the so-called Adam Smith Problem--the relationship between ethics and economics in Smith's thinking--is a core element in the argument of the work itself, Dickey's commentary focuses on the devices Smith uses to ground his economics in broadly ethical and social categories. An unparalleled guide to an often difficult and perplexing work."--Publisher's description
Adam Smith's The wealth of nations : a modern-day interpretation of an economic classic by Karen McCreadie( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,358 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
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

119 editions published between 1761 and 2020 in English and German and held by 1,257 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
Lectures on justice, police, revenue, and arms by Adam Smith( Book )

67 editions published between 1896 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on jurisprudence by Adam Smith( Book )

74 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,173 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 rhetoric and belles lettres by Adam Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

99 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 950 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 )

134 editions published between 1795 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 828 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 )

77 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 786 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 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 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 701 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
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wealth of Nations is a clearly written account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. The work was a landmark work in the history of economics as it was comprehensive and an accurate characterization of the economic mechanisms at work in modern economics. Smith believed in a Meritocracy. Smith emphasized the advancement that one could take based on their will to better themselves. This is simply one of the most important books ever written on the subject of economics. All five books are included here
 
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Adam Smith's The wealth of nations : a modern-day interpretation of an economic classic
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The theory of moral sentimentsRecherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des 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 languagesAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nationsAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nationsAdam Smith's The wealth of nations : a modern-day interpretation of an economic classicAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations
Alternative Names
Adam Smit

Adam Smit Şotlandiya filosofu

Adam Smith ahli ekonomi dan falsafah Scotland

Adam Smith Aquiles Vaesa

Adam Smith Bilim İnsanı

Adam Smith Brits auteur

Adam Smith brytyjski myśliciel

Adam Smith economista e filósofo escocés

Adam Smith Economista escocés

Adam Smith econòmista i filosof escoces

Adam Smith economista y filósofo escocés

Adam Smith ekonomialari klasikoa (1723-1790)

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 Schotse filosoof en econoom (1723-1790)

Adam Smith schottischer Moralphilosoph, Aufklärer und Begründer der klassischen Nationalökonomie

Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist (1723-1790)

Adam Smith skota ekonomikisto kaj filozofo

Adam Smith skotlantilainen filosofi

Adam Smith skotsk filosof

Adam Smith skotsk filosof och nationalekonom

Adam Smith skotsk økonom og moralfilosof

Adam Smith skotský ekonom a filosof

Adam Smith škótsky filozof, etik a sociológ

Adam Smith Šoti filosoof ja majandusteadlane

Ādams Smits

Adamus Smith

Goodman, George Jerome Waldo

Simi, 1723-1790

Simi, Yadang 1723-1790

Smit, Adam.

Smīṯ, Ādam 1723-1790

Smitas A.

Smitas Adamas

Smith

Smith, A.

Smith, Adam

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

Σμιθ Άνταμ (1723-1790)

Адам Смит

Адам Смит шотландски икономист и философ

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

آدام ایسمیت

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

এডাম 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

애덤 스미스 스코틀랜드의 경제학자, 철학자

አዳም ስሚስ

ᱮᱰᱟᱢ ᱤᱥᱢᱤᱛᱷ

アダム・スミス

アダム・スミス イギリスの哲学者、倫理学者、経済学者 (1723 - 1790)

スミス, アダム

スミス, アダム 1723-1790

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, 亜当

斯密亞丹

斯密亚当 1723-1790

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