Adam Smith: Father Of Economics

byJesse Norman

Hardcover | September 11, 2018

Adam Smith: Father Of Economics by Jesse Norman
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A dazzlingly original, "remarkable" account of the life and thought of legendary economist Adam Smith (Financial Times).

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 the tradition of The Worldly Philosophers, Adam Smith 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, political philosopher Jesse 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.

Jesse Norman, MP, studied at Oxford University and took his master's and doctorate in philosophy from University College London. He has been an honorary fellow at UCL, a governor of the UK National Institute of Economic and Social Research, and a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His previous books include the widely accla...
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Title:Adam Smith: Father Of EconomicsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:432 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.25 inShipping dimensions:432 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.25 inPublished:September 11, 2018Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465061974

ISBN - 13:9780465061976

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