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Adam Smith in Context

A Critical Reassessment of Some Central Components of His Thought

Authors: Montes, L.

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Adam Smith in Context delves into some central components of Smith's thought, especially his moral philosophy, and challenges some commonly shared views. It combines philosophical, historical, methodological and economic issues of Smith's legacy, uncovering original interpretations of what Smith really said. It is an important contribution for those interested in Adam Smith as it proposes a different reading of his works by investigating the classical sources of his moral thought and the influences of his own time.

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LEONIDAS MONTES recently obtained his PhD in Economics at King's College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently Associate Professor of Economics at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile.

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'[This book] will be useful for those who would like a broadly informed, historically reliable, and philosophically sophisticated discussion of several main currents in Smith's work and in Smith scholarship.' James R. Otteson, The Journal of Scottish Philosophy

'Leonidas Montes surveys an array of central issues in Smith's thought, with extremely close attention to how those issues might be illuminated by the context of Smith's work... Montes is an extremely careful scholar, and his understanding of Smith is rich and deep.' - Samuel Fleischacker, Journal of the History of Economic Thought

'new and insightful interpretations on a wide range of issues related to Smith..This is a truly impressive work by a young and gifted scholar. Experts on Adam Smith will find new perspectives in each chapter. The scholarship is meticulous and masterful' - Jeffrey T. Young, St. Lawrence University in History of Political Economy

'Monte's book covers a broad multidisciplinary canvas and its main lines of argument are stimulating, ambitious and wide-ranging. It extends the field of scholarly debate in a number of areas and it provides numerous insights as well as some interesting critical responses to recent developments in the literature. It thus makes a significant contribution to a growing scholarly literature on Adam Smith.' - Viv Brown, Open University in History of Economic Thought Newsletter


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Montes, Leonidas

    Pages 1-14

  • Das Adam Smith Problem: Its Origins and the Debate

    Montes, Leonidas

    Pages 15-56

  • Smith on Virtues: vir virtutis Discourse and Civic Humanism

    Montes, Leonidas

    Pages 57-96

  • Adam Smith’s Concept of ‘Propriety’: Its Meaning and Philosophical Implications

    Montes, Leonidas

    Pages 97-129

  • Smith and Newton: Some Methodological Issues Concerning General Economic Equilibrium Theory

    Montes, Leonidas

    Pages 130-164

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adam Smith in Context
Book Subtitle
A Critical Reassessment of Some Central Components of His Thought
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50440-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230504400
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1256-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 186
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