Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue: The by Athol Fitzgibbons

By Athol Fitzgibbons

This ebook examines the impact that Adam Smith's philosophy had on his economics, drawing at the overlooked components of Smith's writings to teach that the political and financial theories equipped logically on his morals. It analyses the importance of his stoic ideals, his notions of paintings and tune, astronomy, philosophy and warfare, and exhibits that Smith's invisible hand used to be a part of a `system' that used to be intended to interchange medieval Christianity with an ethic of advantage during this global instead of the subsequent.
Smith used to be encouraged essentially by means of a political perfect, an ethical model of liberalism. He rejected the political philosophy of the Greeks and Christians as authoritarian and unworldly, yet opposite to what many economists think, he additionally rejected the amoral liberalism that used to be being encouraged by way of his countryman and buddy David Hume. faraway from being myopic approximately self-love, Smith arrived at his theories of unfastened alternate, fiscal progress, and alienation through his reinterpretation of Stoic advantage. Athol Fitzgibbons' account is obviously written, and its strategies exhibit the hitherto hidden cohesion in Smith's overarching approach of morals, politics and economics.

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