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The Resource Adam Smith : father of economics, Jesse Norman

Adam Smith : father of economics, Jesse Norman

Label
Adam Smith : father of economics
Title
Adam Smith
Title remainder
father of economics
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Norman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adam Smith (1723-1790) is now widely regarded as the greatest economist of all time. But what he really thought, and the implications of his ideas, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and individual freedom? A prime mover of "market fundamentalism"? An apologist for human selfishness? Or something else entirely? In Adam Smith, political philosopher Jesse Norman dispels the myths and caricatures, and provides a far more complex portrait of the man. Offering a highly engaging account of Smith's life and times, Norman explores his work as a whole and traces his influence over two centuries to the present day. Finally, he shows how a proper understanding of Smith can help us address the problems of modern capitalism. The Smith who emerges from this book is not only the greatest of all economists but a pioneering theorist of moral philosophy, culture, and society
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norman, Jesse
Dewey number
  • 330.15/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HB103.S6
LC item number
N67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Adam
  • Economists
  • Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Biographies
Label
Adam Smith : father of economics, Jesse Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Life -- Kirkcaldy boy, 1723-1746 -- "The most useful, happiest and most honourable period of my life", 1746-1759 -- Enlightened interlude, 1760-1773 -- "You are surely to reign alone on these subjects", 1773-1776 -- Working to the end, 1776-1790 -- Part two: Thought -- Reputation, fact and myth -- Smith's economics -- Adam Smith and markets -- Part three: Impact -- Capitalism and its discontents -- The moral basis of commercial society -- Conclusion: Why it matters
Control code
on1035325086
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 408 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465061976
Lccn
2018015933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1035325086
Label
Adam Smith : father of economics, Jesse Norman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Life -- Kirkcaldy boy, 1723-1746 -- "The most useful, happiest and most honourable period of my life", 1746-1759 -- Enlightened interlude, 1760-1773 -- "You are surely to reign alone on these subjects", 1773-1776 -- Working to the end, 1776-1790 -- Part two: Thought -- Reputation, fact and myth -- Smith's economics -- Adam Smith and markets -- Part three: Impact -- Capitalism and its discontents -- The moral basis of commercial society -- Conclusion: Why it matters
Control code
on1035325086
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 408 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465061976
Lccn
2018015933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1035325086

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