Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century (Paperback)Iain McLean (author)
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/06/2006
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This book aims to show that Adam Smith (1723-90), the author of "The Wealth of Nations", was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is still frequently depicted. Smith's "right-wing" reputation was sealed after his death when it was not safe to claim that an author may have influenced the French revolutionaries. But, as the author, also, of "The Theory of Moral Sentiments", which he probably regarded as his more important book, Smith sought a non-religious grounding for morals, and found it in the principle of sympathy, which should lead an impartial spectator to understand others' problems.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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