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Adam Smith's Discourse

Canonicity, Commerce and Conscience

By Vivienne Brown

Routledge – 1994 – 256 pages

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Description

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.

Contents

Introduction 1. Reading Adam Smith's Discourse 2. Signifying Voices: Reading the Adam Smith problem 3. The Dialogic Experience of Conscience 4. TMS and the Stoic Moral Hierarchy 5. Justice and Jurisprudence 6. The emergence of The Wealth of Nations 7. The System of Natural Liberty 8. Conclusion: Commerce and conscience References

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Description: By Vivienne Brown. 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...
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