By Athol Fitzgibbons

ISBN-10: 0198289235

ISBN-13: 9780198289234

ISBN-10: 0198292880

ISBN-13: 9780198292883

This ebook examines the effect that Adam Smith's philosophy had on his economics, drawing at the ignored elements of Smith's writings to teach that the political and fiscal theories outfitted logically on his morals. It analyses the importance of his stoic ideals, his notions of paintings and tune, astronomy, philosophy and conflict, and indicates that Smith's invisible hand was once a part of a `system' that was once intended to interchange medieval Christianity with an ethic of advantage during this global instead of the subsequent.
Smith was once prompted basically through a political excellent, an ethical model of liberalism. He rejected the political philosophy of the Greeks and Christians as authoritarian and unworldly, yet opposite to what many economists think, he additionally rejected the amoral liberalism that was once being encouraged by means of his countryman and buddy David Hume. faraway from being myopic approximately self-love, Smith arrived at his theories of loose alternate, financial development, and alienation through his reinterpretation of Stoic advantage. Athol Fitzgibbons' account is obviously written, and its techniques show the hitherto hidden solidarity in Smith's overarching process of morals, politics and economics.

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