Observations on the subjects treated of in dr. Smith's 'Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations' (1814)
Adam Smith (5 June 1723 OS (16 June 1723 NS) – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. Smith is cited as the "father of modern economics" and is still among the most influential thinkers in the field of economics today.Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was one of the first students to benefit from scholarships set up by fellow Scot, John Snell. After graduating, he delivered a successful series of public lectures at the University of Edinburgh, leading him to collaborate with David Hume during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith obtained a professorship at Glasgow teaching moral philosophy, and during this time he wrote and published The Theory of Moral Sentiments. In his later life, he took a tutoring position that allowed him to travel throughout Europe, where he met other intellectual leaders of his day. Smith laid the foundations of classical free market economic theory. The Wealth of Nations was a precursor to the modern academic discipline of economics. In this and other works, he expounded upon how rational self-interest and competition can lead to economic prosperity. Smith was controversial in his own day and his general approach and writing style were often satirized by Tory writers in the moralizing tradition of William Hogarth and Jonathan Swift. In 2005, The Wealth of Nations was named among the 100 Best Scottish Books of all time. Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, it is said, used to carry a copy of the book in her handbag.
Illustrations: Portraits; Illustrations: Plates; With an account of his life and writings by Dugald Stewart, ...; V. 1-2 pub. 1812; v. 3-5 pub. 1811.; Includes bibliographical references, and index to The wealth of nations (in v. 4).; Goldsmiths'-Kress,. no. 20438.;...
by Adam Smith ; edited by James E. Thorold Rogers
Essays on philosophical subjects. By the late Adam Smith, ll.d. fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh, &c. &c. To which is prefixed, an account of the life and writings of the author; by Dugald Stewart .... - London : printed for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies...
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. 1 / by Adam Smith ; edited with an introduction, notes, marginal summary and an enlarged index by Edwin Cannan. - 3. ed. - London : Methuen & co., 1922. - XLVIII, 462 p. ; 23 cm
by Adam Smith. With a commentary, by the author of "England and America." [E. G. Wakefield]; Imprint date of v. 1, 1840; v. 2, 1835; v. 3, 1836; v. 4, 1839.; "A short view of the doctrine of Smith compared with that of the French economists tr. from the French of M....
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. 2 / by Adam Smith ; edited with an introduction, notes, marginal summary and an enlarged index by Edwin Cannan. - 3. ed. - London : Methuen & co., 1922. - VII, 506 p. ; 23 cm
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The tenth edition..; By Adam Smith, ... . In two volumes..; Pagination: v.1: xv, , 406 p.; v.2: viii, 392 p.; With half title pages.; Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature,. no. 18984.11