Adam Smith's Discourse: Canonicity, Commerce and Conscience

1st Edition

Vivienne Brown

Routledge
Published June 16, 1994
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780415095938 - CAT# RU11653

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Summary

Adam Smith's name has become synonymous with free market economics; The Wealth of Nations is taken as the definitive account of the benefits of free competitive markets. Yet recent scholarship has challenged this view and given us a richer, more nuanced figure, steeped in the intricacies of enlightenment social and political philosophy. Adam Smith's Discourse both develops this literature and gives it a radical new extension by taking into account recent debates in literary theory.

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