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

By Ryan Patrick Hanley

Adam Smith (1723–90) could be top referred to as one of many first champions of the loose industry and is generally considered as the founder of capitalism. From his rules in regards to the promise and pitfalls of globalization to his steadfast trust within the maintenance of human dignity, his paintings is as appropriate this present day because it was once within the eighteenth century. the following, Ryan Hanley brings jointly a few of the world's most interesting students from throughout quite a few disciplines to provide new views on Smith’s existence, proposal, and enduring legacy.

Contributors supply succinct and available discussions of Smith’s landmark works and the old context within which he wrote them, the center ideas of Smith’s social imaginative and prescient, and the lasting effect of Smith’s principles in either academia and the wider international. They exhibit different aspects of Smith past the standard 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 loose markets but additionally as a philosopher whose particular standpoint encompasses broader commitments to advantage, justice, equality, and freedom.

An crucial advent to Adam Smith’s existence and paintings, this incisive and thought-provoking booklet gains contributions from prime figures corresponding to Nicholas Phillipson, Amartya Sen, and John C. Bogle. It demonstrates how Smith’s undying insights communicate to modern matters resembling progress within the constructing global and the way forward for loose alternate, and the way his effect extends to fields starting from literature and philosophy to faith and law.

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