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The Resource Adam Smith’s Pragmatic Liberalism : The Science of Welfare, by Lisa Hill, (electronic resource)

Adam Smith’s Pragmatic Liberalism : The Science of Welfare, by Lisa Hill, (electronic resource)

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Adam Smith’s Pragmatic Liberalism : The Science of Welfare
Title
Adam Smith’s Pragmatic Liberalism
Title remainder
The Science of Welfare
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa Hill
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adam Smith is commonly conceived as either an economist or a moral philosopher so his importance as a political thinker has been somewhat neglected and, at times, even denied. This book reveals the integrated, deeply political project that lies at the heart of Smith’s thought, showing both the breadth and novelty of Smith’s approach to political thought. A key argument running through the book is that attempts to locate Smith on the left-right spectrum (however that was interpreted in the eighteenth century) are mistaken: his position was ultimately dictated by his social scientific and economic thought rather than by ideology or principle. Through examining Smith’s political interests and positions, this book reveals that apparent tensions in Smith's thought are generally a function of his willingness to abandon, not only proto-liberal principles, but even the principles of his own social science when the achievement of good outcomes was at stake. Despite the common perception, negative liberty was not the be-all and end-all for Smith; rather, welfare was his main concern and he should therefore be understood as a thinker just as interested in what we would now call positive liberty. The book will uniquely show that Smith’s approach was basically coherent, not muddled, ad hoc, or ‘full of slips’; in other words, that it is a system unified by his social science and his practical desire to maximise welfare.--
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Hill, Lisa
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non fiction
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Series statement
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  • Political theory
  • United States-Politics and gover
  • Political sociology
Label
Adam Smith’s Pragmatic Liberalism : The Science of Welfare, by Lisa Hill, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19337-9
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mixed
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online resource
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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Contents
1. Introduction: The New Science of Welfare and Happiness -- 2. Adam Smith on Conventional Political Themes -- 3. The System of Natural Liberty and the Science of Welfare -- 4. Adam Smith’s Political and Economic Sociology: A Quiet State for a Quiet People -- 5. Adam Smith on Political Corruption -- 6. Adam Smith’s International Thought -- 7. A Three Stage Decision Tool for Pragmatic Liberalism -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-19337-9
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 237 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030193379
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110211925
Label
Adam Smith’s Pragmatic Liberalism : The Science of Welfare, by Lisa Hill, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19337-9
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The New Science of Welfare and Happiness -- 2. Adam Smith on Conventional Political Themes -- 3. The System of Natural Liberty and the Science of Welfare -- 4. Adam Smith’s Political and Economic Sociology: A Quiet State for a Quiet People -- 5. Adam Smith on Political Corruption -- 6. Adam Smith’s International Thought -- 7. A Three Stage Decision Tool for Pragmatic Liberalism -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-19337-9
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 237 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030193379
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110211925

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