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The Adam Smith Problem: Reconciling Human Nature And Society In The 'theory Of Moral Sentiments' And 'wealth Of Nations'

GoCmen, Dogan
 
ISBN:   1845114000   List Price:    INR 5,938.80
ISBN-13:   9781845114008       (USD 84.00)
Publisher:   Tauris Academic Studies   Pages:    256
Pub. Year:   2007   Language:    English
Category:   Business & Economics / Economic History
 
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This is the first scholarly work to deal solely with the ‘Adam Smith problem’, namely the apparent contradiction between Adam Smith’s most famous works,The Theory of Moral SentimentsandThe Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.Since the 1840s scholars have puzzled over and attempted to explain the fact that these works offer two fundamentally different and contradictory concepts of human nature. In this radical new approach Dogan Göçmen
Part I: Introduction * The Adam Smith Problem: what is it about? * The approaches to the Adam Smith Problem * An outline of the book * Part II: Smith’s theory of social individuality in the Theory of Moral Sentiments * What is crucial to the theory of the constitution of the self? * Impartiality as the basis of mutual constitution * How do we cognise and understand others and what do we understand from others? * Part III: Smith’s account of the situation of the self in the age of commercial society in the Wealth of Nations * How to approach Wealth of Nations * Smith’s account of the situation of the self in commercial society * Some comparative conclusions * Smith’s historical justification of commercial society * Part IV: Smith’s critique of commercial society and his utopia * Smith’s critique of commercial society * Smith’s utopia: society as an open and progressive system of mutual sympathy * Part V: Conclusions * Bibliography *
Part I: Introduction * The Adam Smith Problem: what is it about? * The approaches to the Adam Smith Problem * An outline of the book * Part II: Smith’s theory of social individuality in the Theory of Moral Sentiments * What is crucial to the theory of the constitution of the self? * Impartiality as the basis of mutual constitution * How do we cognise and understand others and what do we understand from others? * Part III: Smith’s account of the situation of the self in the age of commercial society in the Wealth of Nations * How to approach Wealth of Nations * Smith’s account of the situation of the self in commercial society * Some comparative conclusions * Smith’s historical justification of commercial society * Part IV: Smith’s critique of commercial society and his utopia * Smith’s critique of commercial society * Smith’s utopia: society as an open and progressive system of mutual sympathy * Part V: Conclusions * Bibliography *
Dogan Göçmencompleted his PhD at the University of Edinburgh.
This is the first scholarly work to deal solely with the ‘Adam Smith problem’, namely the apparent contradiction between Adam Smith’s most famous works,The Theory of Moral SentimentsandThe Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
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Author: GoCmen, Dogan
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