The Life of Adam Smith by Ian Simpson RossThe Life of Adam Smith by Ian Simpson Ross

The Life of Adam Smith

byIan Simpson Ross

Hardcover | November 28, 2010

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This new edition of The Life of Adam Smith remains the only book to give a full account of Smith's life whilst also placing his work into the context of his life and times. Updated to include new scholarship which has recently come to light, this full-scale biography of Adam Smith examines thepersonality, career, and social and intellectual circumstances of the Scottish moral philosopher regarded as the founder of scientific economics, whose legacy of thought - most notably about the free market and the role of the state - concerns us all. Ian Simpson Ross draws on correspondence,archival documents, the reports of contemporaries, and the record of Smith's publications to fashion a lively account of Adam Smith as a man of letters, moralist, historian, and critic, as well as an economist. Supported with full scholarly apparatus for students and academics, the book also offers20 halftone illustrations representing Smith and the world in which he lived.
Ian Simpson Ross is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia.
Title:The Life of Adam SmithFormat:HardcoverDimensions:500 pagesPublished:November 28, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199550034

ISBN - 13:9780199550036


Editorial Reviews

"Ross has tracked down every source which might shed light on the life of Smith and his associates ... The book seems to include every fact that may be known about Adam Smith, his ancestors, his patrons and his contacts ... it is a treasure-trove in which readers already knowledgeable aboutSmith's work will rummage to their own profit, and for which all such rummagers will feel grateful to Ian Ross." --Times Literary Supplement