Adam Smith: His Life, Thought, and Legacy by Ryan Patrick Hanley

By Ryan Patrick Hanley

Adam Smith (1723–90) might be top often called one of many first champions of the unfastened industry and is greatly considered as the founder of capitalism. From his rules concerning the promise and pitfalls of globalization to his steadfast trust within the upkeep of human dignity, his paintings is as correct this day because it used to be within the eighteenth century. the following, Ryan Hanley brings jointly a number of the world's most interesting students from throughout various disciplines to provide new views on Smith’s lifestyles, notion, and enduring legacy.

Contributors offer succinct and available discussions of Smith’s landmark works and the historic context during which he wrote them, the center ideas of Smith’s social imaginative and prescient, and the lasting impression of Smith’s principles in either academia and the wider global. They exhibit different aspects of Smith past the ordinary portrayal of him because the writer of the invisible hand, emphasizing his deep pursuits in such fields as rhetoric, ethics, and jurisprudence. Smith emerges not only as a champion of unfastened markets but in addition as a philosopher whose exact viewpoint encompasses broader commitments to advantage, justice, equality, and freedom.

An crucial creation to Adam Smith’s lifestyles and paintings, this incisive and thought-provoking ebook beneficial properties contributions from prime figures reminiscent of Nicholas Phillipson, Amartya Sen, and John C. Bogle. It demonstrates how Smith’s undying insights converse to modern matters reminiscent of progress within the constructing international and the way forward for loose exchange, and the way his effect extends to fields starting from literature and philosophy to faith and law.

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