Business & Economics

Adam Smith in His Time and Ours

Adam Smith in His Time and Ours

Author: Jerry Z. Muller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691001618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The aim of this book is to shed light on how a cultural approach can contribute to the assessment, description and improvement of safety conditions in organizations. This relationship, epitomized through the concept of 'safety culture', has undoubtedly become one of the hottest topics of both safety research and practical efforts to improve safety. By combining a general framework and five research projects, the author explores and further develops the theoretical, methodological and practical basis of the study of safety culture. What are the theoretical foundations of a cultural approach to safety? How can the relationship between organizational culture and safety be empirically investigated? What are the links between organizational culture and safety in actual organizations? How can a cultural approach contribute to the improvement of safety? These are the key questions this book seeks to answer with a unified and in-depth account of the concept of safety culture.
Business & Economics

Adam Smith in His Time and Ours

Adam Smith in His Time and Ours

Author: Jerry Z. Muller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691001616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 928

Counter to the popular impression that Adam Smith was a champion of selfishness and greed, Jerry Muller shows that the Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations maintained that markets served to promote the well-being of the populace and that government must intervene to counteract the negative effects of the pursuit of self-interest. Smith's analysis went beyond economics to embrace a larger "civilizing project" designed to create a more decent society.
Business & Economics

A Concise History of Economists' Assumptions about Markets: From Adam Smith to Joseph Schumpeter

A Concise History of Economists' Assumptions about Markets: From Adam Smith to Joseph Schumpeter

Author: Robert Edward Mitchell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440833106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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This open-minded, multidisciplinary approach challenges existing world views on the endogenous and exogenous forces that drive markets and economies. • Explores how economists described the forces that drive markets and economies, explains why these descriptions have changed over time, and identifies the impacts that historical events and the growth of the economics profession have had on these descriptions • Questions whether the mental models and economic assumptions initially proposed by Adam Smith should continue to be used • Examines not only historic events and the development of economic and socio-political theories but also addresses questions about the future of economics and other social sciences
Business & Economics

Work and Welfare

Work and Welfare

Author: Donald Stabile

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031329738X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 370

This interesting work presents a unique perspective on the history of economic thought by showing that classical economists from Adam Smith to Alfred Marshall had sympathy for workers - for example, the theory of the subsistence wage echoed the theological call for a just wage that existed in the middle ages. It also describes how these thinkers promoted either a set of social obligations or a form of social insurance to assist workers. These economic thinkers of the past argued that a subsistence standard of living was important to maintain and improve workers' efficiency and to raise healthy families. The notion that these writers had an undeveloped theory of social costs that they applied to labor should appeal to economists and others concerned with the plight of workers as the modern economy restructures itself.
History

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Author: Craig Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509518265

Category: History

Page: 240

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Almost everyone has heard of Adam Smith, founding father of modern economics and author of Wealth of Nations. There is, however, much more to him than this. This new introduction gives a crystal clear overview of the entirety of Smith’s thought. It demonstrates how Smith’s economic theories fit into a larger system of thought that encompasses moral philosophy, philosophy of science, legal and political theory, and aesthetics. Examining the central arguments of his major works, ranging from The Theory of Moral Sentiments to his lectures on jurisprudence and beyond, Smith’s thought is explained in its full intellectual and historical context. As the book unfolds, the long-standing caricature of Adam Smith as an uncritical defender of capitalism red in tooth and claw is systematically challenged, revealing a far more complex and nuanced figure whose rich legacy remains highly relevant today. Comprehensive yet concise, this book will be the leading introduction to Adam Smith’s ideas for generations of students, scholars and general readers, relevant to areas ranging from philosophy and the history of economic thought to political theory.
Business & Economics

The Adam Smith Review

The Adam Smith Review

Author: Vivienne Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134159574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 882

Adam Smith is well recognized as a forefather of modem economics but in recent years scholars have been exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his writings. The Adam Smith Review provides a unique forum for interdisciplinary debate on all aspects of Adam Smith’s works, his place in history, and the significance of his writings for the modem world. It is the only publication of its kind and is aimed at facilitating debate between scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, thus emulating the transdisciplinary reach of the Enlightenment world which Smith helped to shape. The second volume of this refereed series contains contributions from a multidisciplinary range of specialists, including Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Samuel Fleischacker, Charles Griswold, Elias Khalil, Catherine Labio, Brendan Long, James Otteson, Ian Simpson Ross, Roberto Scazzieri, Eric Schliesser and Jeffrey Young, who discuss such themes as: Adam Smith’s moral theory and the theory of choice Adam Smith and the literary turn the unfinished nature of Smith’s oeuvre the relation between Adam Smith’s moral philosophy and economics
Philosophy

Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment

Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment

Author: Charles L. Griswold, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521628911

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

View: 418

A comprehensive philosophical discussion of Smith's moral and political philosophy, first published in 1999.
Philosophy

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Author: James R. Otteson

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845404284

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 616

Adam Smith (1723–90) studied under Francis Hutcheson at the University of Glasgow, befriended David Hume while lecturing on rhetoric and jurisprudence in Edinburgh, was elected Professor of Logic, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Vice-rector, and eventually Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow, and, along with Hutcheson, Hume, and a few others, went on to become one of the chief figures of the astonishing period of learning known as the Scottish Enlightenment. He is the author of two books: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). TMS brought Smith considerable acclaim during his lifetime and was quickly considered one of the great works of moral theory. It deeply impressed Immanuel Kant, for example, who called Smith his 'Liebling' or 'favourite', and Charles Darwin, who in his Descent of Man (1871) endorsed and accepted several of Smith's 'striking' conclusions. TMS went through fully six revised editions during Smith's lifetime. Since the nineteenth century, Smith's fame has largely rested on his Wealth of Nations, which must be considered one of the most important works of the millennium: its argument for free trade, its explanation of the price mechanism and the division of labor, its qualified defense of market economies, and its powerful criticisms of mercantilist economic theories are now standard fare in economics courses, not to mention the basis of a large portion of today's worldwide economic policy. And its account of human nature is now classic. Both The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations reveal Smith's impressively broad learning, but he wrote and lectured on a number of other subjects as well. This anthology collects, for the first time in one volume, not only generous selections from each of Smith's books but also substantial selections from his other work, including his lectures on jurisprudence, his history and philosophy of science, his criticism and belles lettres, and his philosophy of language. It also includes two important letters from Hume, as well as Smith's account of Hume's death.
Business & Economics

The Adam Smith Review Volume 7

The Adam Smith Review Volume 7

Author: Fonna Forman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135092559

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 278

Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well-recognised but in recent years scholars have been exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith Review is a refereed annual review that provides a unique forum for interdisciplinary debate on all aspects of Adam Smith’s works, his place in history, and the significance of his writings to the modern world. It is aimed at facilitating debate between scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, thus emulating the reach of the Enlightenment world which Smith helped to shape. The seventh volume of the series contains contributions from specialists across a range of disciplines, including Christopher Berry, Maureen Harkin, Edith Kuiper, N.B. Leddy, Catriona Seth, Henry C. Clarke, Deidre Dawson, Dionysios Drosos, Ioannis A.Tassopoulos, Jeremy Jennings, Ryan Patrick Hanley, Fotini Vaki, Spiros Tegos, Nicholas J. Theocarakis, Chandran Kukathas, Donald Winch, Fonna Forman, Craig Smith, Nicholas Phillipson, Chad Flanders, Emily Nacol, Andrea Radasanu, Rachel Zuckert, Michael L. Fraser, Ian S. Ross, Daniel B. Klein, Douglas J. Den Uyl, James A. Harris, Geoffrey Kellow, Paul Dumouchel, Jan Horst Keppler, Paul Oslington, Adrian Walsh, Spencer J. Pack, and Dennis C. Rasmussen. Topics examined include: Smith and Women Adam Smith in Greece Nicholas Phillipson's Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life Michael L. Fraser's The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today
Business & Economics

Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue

Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue

Author: Ryan Patrick Hanley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 340

This book revisits the moral and political philosophy of Adam Smith to recover his understanding of morality in a market age.
Business & Economics

Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719039436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 635

In order to understand the impact of Smith's text across the academic disciplines, this volume brings together leading scholars from fields of economics, politics, history, sociology and literature. Each essay offers a different reading of Wealth of Nations and its legacy.
Business & Economics

Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?

Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?

Author: Peter J. Dougherty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471471776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 491

"Peter Dougherty does the near-impossible in this brilliant book .. . [he] makes economics engaging and accessible." --Professor Larry J. Sabato, University of Virginia In this spirited and timely book, Peter Dougherty shows howeconomists are drawing on Adam Smith's civic writings to illuminatehow the market creates not only fiscal capital, but "socialcapital." Dougherty demonstrates how Smith's ideas are currentlyexperiencing a renaissance. He then explores several impressiveinitiatives to demonstrate what today's theoretical and practicingeconomists are accomplishing in the spirit of Adam Smith's moralsentiments: the institutional reform of transitional and developingeconomies; the financing of new technological, medical, andeducational initiatives; and the economic revival of cities.Capitalism pervades every aspect of our daily life. Peter Doughertynow offers a fascinating peek at its hidden soul.