WorldCat Identities

Smith, Adam (Philosoph)

Overview
Works: 23 works in 31 publications in 3 languages and 92 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HB161, 170
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adam (Philosoph) Smith
Eine Untersuchung über Natur und Wesen des Volkswohlstandes : unter Zugrundelegung der Übersetzung Max Stirners, aus dem englischen Original nach der Ausgabe letzter Hand (4. Aufl. 1786) by Adam Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1905 and 1923 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Untersuchung über das Wesen und die Ursachen des Reichtums der Nationen : in drei Bänden by Adam Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Untersuchung über Natur und Wesen des Volkswohlstandes : unter Zugrundelegung der Übersetzung Max Stirners, aus dem englischen Original nach der Ausgabe letzter Hand (4. Aufl. 1786) by Adam Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1878 and 1923 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in 5 volumes by Adam Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in 5 volumes by Adam Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in 5 volumes by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in 5 volumes by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1784 in French and held by 2 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 : With an introd. by Edwin R. A. Seligman by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 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 (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1909 and 1924 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works : in five volumes by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Glasgow edition of the works and correspondence by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The works : in five volumes by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations : With an introd. by Edwin R. A. Seligman by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lectures jurisprudence by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The works : in five volumes by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The works : in five volumes by Adam (Philosoph) Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Languages
English (14)

German (8)

French (2)