The Adam Smith Problem: Human Nature and Society in the Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations

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This is the first scholarly work to deal solely with the 'Adam Smith problem', namely the apparent contradiction between Adam Smith's most famous works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Since the 1840s scholars have puzzled over and attempted to explain the fact that these works offer two fundamentally different and contradictory concepts of human nature. In this radical new approach Dogan Gocmen makes a major contribution to the debate. Accepting that Smith does indeed ...

The Adam Smith Problem: Human Nature and Society in the Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations 2007, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781845114008

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