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Author McLean, Iain, author.

Title Adam Smith, radical and egalitarian : an interpretation for the 21st century / Iain McLean ; foreword by Gordon Brown.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents COVER; Contents; Foreword by Rt Hon. Gordon Brown; A Note on Citations; Preface: A Scotsman Looks at the World; 1 The Life of an Absent-minded Professor; 2 A Weak State and a Weak Church; 3 A Non-religious Grounding of Morals: Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment; 4 Merriment and Diversion: Smith on Public Finance and Public Choice; 5 The Invisible Hand and the Helping Hand; 6 The French and American Smiths; 7 Adam Smith Today; Appendix; Notes on Further Reading; References; Index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer This book aims to show that Adam Smith (1723-90), the author of The Wealth of Nations, was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is still frequently depicted. Smith's right-wing" reputation was sealed after his death when it was not safe to claim that an author may have influenced the French revolutionaries. But as the author, also, of The Theory of Moral Sentiments, which he probably regarded as his more important book, Smith sought a non-religious grounding for morals, and found it in the principle of sympathy, which should lead an impartial spectator to understand others' problems. This book locates Smith in the Scottish Enlightenment; shows how the two books are perfectly consistent with one another; traces Smith's influence in France and the United States; and draws out the lessons that Adam Smith can teach policy makers in the 21st Century. Although Smith was not a religious man, he was a very acute sociologist of religion. The book accordingly explains the Scottish religious context of Smith's time, which was, as it remains, very different to the English religious context. The whole book is shot through with Iain McLean's love for the Edinburgh of his birth, and for the Scottish Enlightenment. It begins and ends with poems by Smith's great admirer Robert Burns.
Subject Smith, Adam, 1723-1790 -- Influence.
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Wealth of nations.
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Theory of moral sentiments.
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. (OCoLC)fst00051861
Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations (Smith, Adam) (OCoLC)fst01356351
Theory of moral sentiments (Smith, Adam) (OCoLC)fst01366162
Smith, Adam (Philosoph)
Economics -- Philosophy.
Enlightenment -- Scotland.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Theory.
Scotland. (OCoLC)fst01206715
Schottische Aufklärung Philosophenschule
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McLean, Iain. Adam Smith, radical and egalitarian. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006 0748623523 0748623531 (OCoLC)64555272
ISBN 0748627057 (electronic bk.)
9780748627059 (electronic bk.)
0748623523 (hbk.)
0748623531 (pbk.)
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