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The Resource Adam Smith's politics : an essay in historiographic revision, Donald Winch, (electronic resource)

Adam Smith's politics : an essay in historiographic revision, Donald Winch, (electronic resource)

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Adam Smith's politics : an essay in historiographic revision
Title
Adam Smith's politics
Title remainder
an essay in historiographic revision
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Donald Winch
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Language
eng
Summary
For most of the two hundred years or so that have passed since the publication of the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith's writings on political and economic questions have been viewed within a liberal capitalist perspective of nineteenth- and twentieth- century provenance. This essay in interpretation seeks to provide a more historical reading of certain political themes which recur in Smith's writings by bringing eighteenth-century perspectives to bear on the problem. Contrary to the view that sees Smith's work as marking the point at which 'politics' was being eclipsed by 'economics', it claims that Smith has a 'politics' which goes beyond certain political attitudes connected with the role of the state in economic affairs. It argues that he employs a consistent mode of political analysis which cannot be encompassed within the standard liberal capitalist categories, but can be understood by reference to the language and qualities of contemporary political debate, and of the eighteenth-century science of politics cultivated by Montesquieu and, above all, Hume, particularly as revealed by recent scholarship. A concluding chapter draws the various strands of the interpretation together to form a portrait of what Smith might legitimately be said to have been doing when he wrote on these matters. --
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Winch, Donald
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Cambridge studies in the history and theory of politics
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Smith, Adam
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Adam Smith's politics : an essay in historiographic revision, Donald Winch, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: the problem -- the liberal capitalist perspective; 2. Republican and sceptical Whiggism; 3. Hutcheson and Smith: Real Whig versus sceptical Whig; 4. Commerce, liberty and justices; 5. Martial spirit and mental mutilation; 6. A ruinous expedient; 7. The present disturbances; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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CR9780511558665
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1 online resource (xi, 206 pages)
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online
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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
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9780511558665
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)726826562
Label
Adam Smith's politics : an essay in historiographic revision, Donald Winch, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511558665
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: the problem -- the liberal capitalist perspective; 2. Republican and sceptical Whiggism; 3. Hutcheson and Smith: Real Whig versus sceptical Whig; 4. Commerce, liberty and justices; 5. Martial spirit and mental mutilation; 6. A ruinous expedient; 7. The present disturbances; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
CR9780511558665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
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
9780511558665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726826562

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