Elgar Companion to Adam Smith

Edited by Jeffrey T. Young, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, St Lawrence University, Canton, New York, US

This Companion of nineteen essays, accompanied by the editor’s lively introduction, investigates aspects of the philosophical foundations of Adam Smith’s thought as well as his economic analysis and approach to policy. The authors view Adam Smith’s work as an interconnected system of thought, which incorporates both moral philosophy and economics. Adam Smith’s earlier work in moral philosophy The Theory of Moral Sentiments receives significant consideration. The authors offer important connections and insights into the sort of economics Adam Smith is more widely known for in his Wealth of Nations.

‘The Elgar Companion to Adam Smith contains a set of papers by outstanding scholars, many of whom have made a career of studying Smith and have separately written book-length treatises on him. The reader is thus treated to a mature and nuanced treatment of Smith throughout. . . an outstanding collection by a gifted group of writers, and is highly recommended.’
– Jonathan B. Wright, EH.NET

‘If you wish to immerse yourself in debates over the wealth of ideas to be found in Adam Smith’s writings, this is the book for you.’
– Michael Schneider, History of Economics Review

2010 400 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 019 2 £154.00 £138.60 $229.00 $206.10

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