A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

ISBN: 9780198233343
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Edition: 2
Publication Date: 1996-05-23
Number of pages: 304
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The second edition of this guide to Adam Smith's system of thought has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in Smith scholarship and Professor Skinner's experience of teaching Smith to a student audience. The material from the first edition has been extensively rewritten, and four new chapters have been added, covering Smith's essays on the exercise of human understanding, and his relationship to Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, and Sir James Steuart. Skinner places Smith's system of social, and moral, science firmly within the context of contemporary British and Continental intellectual history, dealing in particular detail with the founders of the Scottish Enlightenment and with the French Physiocrats.

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