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The Resource The economic thought of Sir James Steuart : first economist of the Scottish Enlightenment, edited by José M. Menudo, (electronic resource)

The economic thought of Sir James Steuart : first economist of the Scottish Enlightenment, edited by José M. Menudo, (electronic resource)

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The economic thought of Sir James Steuart : first economist of the Scottish Enlightenment
Title
The economic thought of Sir James Steuart
Title remainder
first economist of the Scottish Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
edited by José M. Menudo
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Steuart published An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Economy in 1767, the first systematic treatise on economics, nine years before Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. Traditional historiography has tended to disregard and even deny Steuart's oeuvre, categorizing him as the last, outdated advocate of mercantilist policies in Britain. A clear portrait of a modernizing and enlightened Steuart emerges from this book, opening up an alternative approach to many key developments in economic theory. This book brings together a diverse international team of experts to overturn the "advocate of mercantilism" myth and explore different interpretations of Steuart's work within the context of the writings of other contemporary authors. A diverse range of specialists - historians, economists, political scientist, and sociologists - reflecting the diversity of James Steuart's work explore various aspects of the life, works, and influence of James Steuart, including his links to other authors who conceive - as Steuart did - the economic system of "natural liberty" as an artificial creation. The portrait of a demarginalized, modernizing, and enlightened Steuart emerges clearly in this book. This book is not reduced to old authors whose ideas would be at the Museum of Dead Ideas, it has a very contemporary resonance. The subjects and the way Steuart tackles them could have a big influence on future authors who recognized some advantages of an alternative approach to many key developments in economic theory. This will also be of interest to scholars of history of economic thought, intellectual history, and 18th century history.--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
330.09
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Menudo, José M.
Series statement
  • Routledge Studies in the History of Economics
  • T&F EBS eBooks
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  • Steuart, James
  • Economics
  • Economists
Target audience
adult
Label
The economic thought of Sir James Steuart : first economist of the Scottish Enlightenment, edited by José M. Menudo, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429443428
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429443428
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429812033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1123193318
Label
The economic thought of Sir James Steuart : first economist of the Scottish Enlightenment, edited by José M. Menudo, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429443428
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
Control code
9780429443428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429812033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1123193318

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